Obamacare Fine Print: Personal Info Can Be Shared With Law Enforcement


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As Nancy Pelosi said, they had to pass Obamacare to find out what was in it. Every day brings another new revelation. The latest is just some pesky fine print about privacy and information sharing with law enforcement.

Maryland’s Health Connection, the state’s Obamacare marketplace, has been plagued by delays in the first days of open enrollment.  If users are able to endure long page-loading delays, they are presented with the website’s privacy policy, a ubiquitous fine-print feature on websites that often go unread. Nevertheless, users are asked to check off a box that they agree to the terms. …

The policy states that all information to help in applying for coverage and even for making a payment will be kept strictly confidential and only be used to carry out the function of the marketplace.  There is, however, an exception: “[W]e may share information provided in your application with the appropriate authorities for law enforcement and audit activities.” (Read More)

Oh the joys of utopia.

Update: Lined by The Other McCain – thanks!