Daily Archives: June 26, 2013

Prediction Chaos: Top Obamacare official sees problems, would be ‘surprised’ if it starts well

I believe this is called “setting expectations” – Top Obamacare official sees problems, would be ‘surprised’ if it starts well | WashingtonExaminer.com.

Instead, he said, that the public has “to recognize that this is a big thing, it is complex, it does involve a lot of people and a lot of moving parts in terms of technology and other things, but it is happening and we are on schedule, we are hitting our milestones.”

Remind me again what was the problem we’re trying to fix that requires such complexity? KISS

Prediction: Chaos

Every now and then you have to step back and wonder if all this high technology, off in it’s own little universe, is laughing at us for our use of “them” to make simple systems so complicated.

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Think NSA Spying Is Bad? Here Comes The ObamaCare Database Hub

Think NSA Spying Is Bad? Here Comes The ObamaCare Database Hub – Investors.com.

A request from Senator Max Baucus regarding various agencies interaction with “the hub”….

 In response, the HHS said the ObamaCare data hub will “interact” with seven other federal agencies: Social Security Administration, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, the Veterans Administration, Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Defense and — believe it or not — the Peace Corps. Plus the Hub will plug into state Medicaid databases.

And what sort of data will be “routed through” the Hub? Social Security numbers, income, family size, citizenship and immigration status, incarceration status, and enrollment status in other health plans, according to the HHS.

“The federal government is planning to quietly enact what could be the largest consolidation of personal data in the history of the republic,” noted Stephen Parente, a University of Minnesota finance professor.

Not to worry says the Obama administration. C’mon guys, a reality check please? Read the whole thing.

Greta van Susteren interiews John Merline from IBD:

 

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