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Obamacare will mean the end of privacy for healthcare records

obamacare stethoscope on flagWith Griswold vs. Connecticut, the Supreme Court ruled that U.S. citizens possess a right to privacy. With the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration will invade our privacy.

Americans for Tax Reform made this crystal clear last week when it unveiled what a tax form might look like in 2014 when Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect.

The Affordable Care Act calls for the addition of 4,500 new IRS agents to administer and enforce the act. As reported last June by Elizabeth MacDonald in Fox Business, the Government Accountability Office estimates that the vast majority of these agents — 4,000 of them — will be slated for enforcement.

According to Americans for Tax Reform:

2014 IRS formThis new tax information document must, at a minimum, contain: the name and health insurance identification number of the taxpayer; the name and tax identification number of the health insurance company; the number of months the taxpayer was covered by this insurance plan; and whether or not the plan was purchased in one of Obamacare’s “exchanges.”

This is confirmed by IRS testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, which is saddled with drafting tax law.

In a presidential election year when the Romney camp has been calling for a simplified tax code, the Obama administration is complicating it.

Read the full report in Americans for Tax Reform.

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