While America sleeps in the delusional dream of an affordable healthcare plan Big Brother and the NSA have stolen a top secret plan to add billions of dollars to the pockets of those in control of our government. The British media has been mum about the government money play disclosed in British papers on Friday. The National Health Service (NHS) programme called “Everyone Counts” hides a huge government money play which lines the pockets of health care regulators. Here in the U.S. the NSA and Big Brother are dusting their palms with magnesium carbonate as their sweaty palms await the implementation of Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA).
America still sleeps in the delusional dream that the Affordable Care Act will save the country money. The average American believes that “Obamacare” will save our families money while the most recent analysis has found that the cheapest (bronze) exchange plan available under Obamacare in 2016 will cost a family of five $20,000 a year. Few people are aware that the cheap bronze plan will cover only 60% of participants’ medical expenses. A family of five with a combined income of $120,000 deciding to do without qualifying medical insurance will pay an annual penalty of $2,400. Many families will choose the cheaper option of the IRS-imposed “tax” penalty. The Affordable Care Act will absorb the cost difference and the cost of emergency medical care for the family when needed. Our national debt will continue to grow exponentially.
Family budgets will be stripped as bare as the patient waiting for the General Practitioner’s (GP) cold hands. The GP and his assistants will weigh, test, interview and record the personal vitals of the nearly naked, shivering patient. The data recorded will include weight, cholesterol level, body mass index, pulse rate, family health history, alcohol consumption, smoking status, shot records, medications and supplements taken, psychological and previously neglected sexual habit interviews.
According to Jack Doyle of Mail Online Big Brother in the UK is now requiring doctors to disclose patient data files to the British government. “Everyone Counts” is nothing more than a government “data grab” for the NHS. Nick Pickles of the privacy group, Big Brother Watch, told Mail Online,
“Not only have the public not been told what is going on, none of us has been asked to give our permission for this to happen.”
GPs are required to send monthly patient updates to the NHS’s central database where “health chiefs” are authorized to demand more information. Referrals will be reported and examined. Prescriptions will be reported and questioned. Patients’ postal codes, date of birth and other “patient identifiable components” (checking account numbers? credit card numbers?) will be demanded by the health chiefs who will verify and record the information. The personal data files will supposedly be used to “analyse demand for services and improve treatment.”
“Where will the information go?” patients are asking. A document outlining the entire scheme raises the prospect of disclosure to third parties. The document states,
“The patient identifiable components will not be released outside the safe haven except as permitted by the Data Protection Act.”
Patients in “Everyone Counts” are not able to opt out of Big Brother’s data collection scheme. The British programme is being promoted as a paperless records plan that will save the government a ton of money and will save “thousands of lives.”
Does anything sound familiar here? The Obama administration has pushed hard for paperless electronic medical records and has paid healthy incentives (more than $5 billion already awarded) to doctors and hospitals who convert to digital recording and billing. Medicare fraud has increased since implementation because medical software makes it extremely easy for doctors, hospitals and labs to “up-code” their services. Health and Human Services issued a report in May analyzing the fraudulent practice which is milking the system for billions in excess charges.
Civil liberties groups, doctors and patients are waking up to the profit potential in the “data grab.” NSA, the administration and Congress could reap tremendous rewards for disclosing patient data files to third parties willing to make political “contributions” in return for the files.
The contributions and kickbacks to Big Brother & Co. from third party recipients would amount to billions of dollars.
Who would know how the information leaked?
Medical privacy in the U.K. has a data gap as wide as the hospital gown worn by its patients. Soon America’s Affordable Care Act will require the NHS’s nearly naked attire. Your medical history will be as bare as your butt in a hospital gown. The DEA is already probing for drugs. Third party hawkers will know more about you than your closest relatives or your best friends. The “No Call” list will soon become a distant memory of the past.
Our “representatives” in Washington will soon be shopping for a whole new wardrobe. Their trendy new clothing will feature titanium lined pockets designed to carry well-concealed, bulky kickbacks. Fashionable new $1000 hospital gowns will be personally tailored to cover their fat, ugly butts.
But we’ll sit more naked than the day we were born;
quietly sulking, embarrassed — forlorn.
Our reps in Congress will scream and pretend;
But late in the night, they’ll tag our rear end!