by John Seiler | January 3, 2014 7:45 am
California’s implementation of Obamacare is called Covered California. One thing they definitely cover is collecting a lot more data on you — for themselves and for private companies. Breitbart reports:
“In what you can interpret as either an act of corporate altruism, corporate lobbying, or a mix of both, two giant retailers — Walmart and Walgreens — have agreed to save the Obama Administration from who knows how many horror-story anecdotes by agreeing to fill 30 days of free prescriptions for ObamaCare enrollees. The question is, though, what happens to the data and patient information these retailers collect?”
No wonder Big Pharma backed Obamacare: more “patients” for its potions, and more data on Americans.
It gets worse:
“According to one Walgreens pharmacist Breitbart News spoke with Tuesday, in April the DEA started requiring pharmacies to ask an increased number of medical questions and show a photo ID for certain medications. There have also been reports that through ObamaCare the federal government is compiling data based on a series of new and intrusive question doctors are required to ask.”
So, suppose you have a skiing accident and break a leg. It gets set in the hospital. The doctor gives you a prescription for codeine to kill the pain. You’re in the databases of: the doctor, the hospital, the pharmacist, the DEA — and who knows who or what else, probably the NSA, which keeps data on everything.
So, then the DEA puts a flag on you in its databases. Which allows it to check all your other data. They notice your best friend was in rehab a couple of years ago. So maybe you’re giving him some of the codeine. Your Ralph’s card shows you purchased some vodka last week. They don’t know, or care, that it was for a party you went to and you didn’t drink any of it.
They find out you bought a rifle recently and registered it under California’s new law under which the state keeps permanent records.
They check the Netflix database and your favorite movie seems to be “Scarface,” starring Al Pacino. You also emailed a joke to a friend with the famous line from the movie, “Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!”
They’re building a “pattern” of your life, and it’s obvious that you could be a drug dealer. You need to be watched even more carefully.
You wake up in the middle of the night to a strong pounding on your door and shouted profanities outside, as police flashers illuminate your front yard….
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