Well, Paul Ryan thinks you should be very afraid of the…Obamacare data base. You know that place where your medical records are kept private.
jsonline: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Tuesday that a "data hub" being compiled for Obamacare presents a danger to Americans. "This thing gives me a tingle down my spine. It's just chilling," the Janesville Republican told (a) conservative Milwaukee talk show host. "It's the biggest database ever collected on us, meaning people, the citizens of this country," Ryan claimed.
In a moment of raw exploitation, after the successful campaigns that claimed Obama’s birth certificate was fake, Obama planned on taking our guns, Obama is a socialist who ordered FEMA prison camps for Republicans etc., Paul Ryan’s naked attempt to create a threat to our civil liberties is shameless.
The irony in all of this? Both Ryan and Charlie Sykes both praise the benefit of background checks for IRS agents and citizens signing up for Obamacare, because right now we just have to take their word when determining if they deserve a health care subsidy or not. Ryan whines about the data hub then endorses it. Even worse, Rock Netroots added this:
What the duplicitous Ryan leaves out is the fact that he supported not one but two national ID systems. His congressional voting record bears that out.My head is spinning. Audio:
Ryan even unearth the threat of “community organizers,” when he said:
“Tens of thousands of quote unquote ‘navigators,’ that’s what they call these people…their just kind of, sort a, I guess I’d call them community organizers…”
It was in a National Review story posted on Monday
“Giving community organizers access to the Federal Data Hub is bad policy and potentially a danger to civil liberties,” he said. “But it’s one of the most underreported stories I’ve seen. If people only knew about this Data Hub program, it would touch off a huge public outcry.”
Underreported because it turns out to be not true: PolitiFact National had already exposed the lie:
* The hub doesn’t collect, centralize and store data; it is designed to allow real-time access to data that resides on the servers of other agencies in order to verify transactions related to the health insurance exchanges created under President Barack Obama’s law.
* The hub will be able to tell if someone has insurance or not, but it will not access records about their health. It could access other "personal" details beyond health status, including adjusted gross income and Social Security numbers, but those already exist in federal databases, so the hub wouldn’t represent an expansion of federal data collection.
* The data won’t be accessed by the hub unless an individual logs on to the new insurance exchanges in order to purchase insurance. An estimated 28.6 million Americans might be eligible for health insurance subsidies on the exchange in 2014,