Ex-HHS Lawyer: ObamaCare To 'Inflict On Public Most Widespread Violation of Privacy Act In History'Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 12:57
Ex-HHS Lawyer: ObamaCare To 'Inflict On Public Most Widespread Violation of Privacy Act In History'
The imminent health-exchange scandal.
BY MICHAEL ASTRUE
AUG 5, 2013, VOL. 18, NO. 44
I have been dismayed, but unsurprised, to see that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is already spinning the launch of its federal health insurance exchange this October. The federal and state “exchanges”—HHS recently rebranded them “marketplaces”—are a linchpin of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would allow uninsured Americans to assess and select health insurance plans. Repeated HHS assurances that the systems will be ready for launch have been a critical factor in state decisions as to whether they should use the HHS portal or build their own; at least 14 states have wisely chosen to build their own systems.