Top 10 “Unaffordable-Care Act” Facts:
2. Obamacare requires the IRS to own your personal health care and financial data.
Last week, the private personal data (including social security numbers) of 1600 Minnesota citizens was illegally sent out. Governor Dayton casually brushed it off saying: “There are going to be mistakes, there are going to be glitches…” If the governor’s cavalier attitude doesn’t give you pause, maybe the fact that all of this personal data will eventually end up with the Internal Revenue Service does. Not to worry, Al Franken will help direct the IRS’s use of it.
3. Millions are being forced off the insurance they like and onto Obamacare.
Remember the promise “and if you like your insurance you can keep it”? False advertising. Large national companies like Home Depot and Trader Joe’s are pushing their employees to Obamacare. UPS is dropping coverage for spouses. The first million enrollees to Minnesota’s Obamacare exchange will be forced there from the state’s existing Medical Assistance plan, the high risk insurance plan and MinnesotaCare, our plan for the working poor. Some believe this was the intent of Obamacare’s incentives from the beginning. Single payer here we come?
MN Senators Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, and Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge unsure about MNSure:
MNsure has gotten off to a rough start. It already has spent $150 million building an information-technology infrastructure and a website, yet not a single dollar has gone to medication for seniors, checkups for kids or preventive care for women.
MNsure also is spending almost $5 million in outreach grants — some of which may go to a “trusted community partner” who was recently arrested for wielding a shotgun at a sheriff’s deputy in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, no background checks were in place at MNsure for outreach partners who will work with vulnerable adults, children and seniors.
MNsure also spent $9 million on a controversial advertising campaign featuring Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The exchange also has a payroll with a total cost of more than $11 million a year, and its executive director is making more than Gov. Mark Dayton.
Members of the MNsure Oversight Committee also have raised a number of concerns about data privacy and how MNsure would ensure the security of sensitive, personal information that Minnesotans will share on the website to sign up for health insurance.
- Rep. Mary Franson (08B) – Legislative Update (douglascountyminnesotarepublicans.com)
- Scammers trying to exploit Obamacare (winonadailynews.com)
- Minnesota ObamaCare exchange breach exposes 2400 agents to identity theft (hotair.com)
- State Health Insurance Marketplaces: How to Get Covered (turbotax.intuit.com)