ObamaCare Will Share Personal Health Info with Federal, State AgenciesSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:43
ObamaCare Will Share Personal Health Info with Federal, State Agencies
BY: PAUL BEDARD JUNE 17, 2013 | 8:05 AM
A new 253-page Obamacare rule issued late Friday requires state, federal and local agencies as well as health insurers to swap the protected personal health information of anybody seeking to join the new health care program that will be enforced by the Internal Revenue Service.
Personal health information, or PHI, is highly protected under federal law, but the latest ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services allows agencies to trade the information to verify that Obamacare applicants are getting the minimum amount of health insurance coverage they need from the health "exchanges."