Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ObamaCare Navigators

Are #ObamaCare Navigators Teaming With Battleground Texas To Turn The Lone Star State Blue?
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Blue Texas
No, your information is not safe under ObamaCare…at least not in Texas.  Earlier this year, a left-wing group of organizers and operatives formed a group called Battleground Texas.
Headed by a former field director of Obama for America, Battleground Texas’ sole aim is to turn Texas from a so-called “red state” to another California–that is, almost singularly controlled by liberal Democrats.
Publicly, Battleground Texas is focused on registering voters. Its real purpose, however, is not nearly as benign:
The organization, dubbed “Battleground Texas,” plans to engage the state’s rapidly growing Latino population, as well as African-American voters and other Democratic-leaning constituencies that have been underrepresented at the ballot box in recent cycles. Two sources said the contemplated budget would run into the tens of millions of dollars over several years – a project Democrats hope has enough heft to help turn what has long been an electoral pipe dream into reality.
Now, however, a video released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas over the last few days has revealed that Battleground Texas may actually be gathering data on ObamaCare enrollees from one of the groups enlisted to enroll ObamaCare enrollees.
According to O’Keefe’s video, Enroll America, a “501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to maximize the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act” is sharing data with Battleground Texas.
Clarence Landry, an organizer with Enroll America, Texas, is seen on the video talking about working with, and cross-pollinating the same data with Battleground Texas.
A moment later, a woman named Adrian Bell [sic], a field director with Battleground Texas explains that Battleground Texas is a “Democratic organization.”
Another individual, Bill Hunn, explains that Battleground Texas is a “political action committee.”
If Battleground Texas is a Democratic political action committee as is stated in the video, why is Enroll America sharing data with them?

According to the Enroll America’s website, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) awarded health centers in Texas a total of $9,907,738 to provide outreach and enrollment assistance and HHS is planning to provide another $8,151,185 to organizations in Texas to serve as navigators.
ObamaCare-Socialized Medicine
That a portion of this money (how much is unknown) is being used to share data sharing between a political action group like Battleground Texas, which states it is “a Democratic organization” is highly questionable. Whether it is illegal, is another matter entirely.
The fact is, if Battleground Texas is gathering data from ObamaCare enrollees that will be later used for political purposes, there is a fatal flaw in the enrollment process.
Union bosses were for it before they were against it. They sold their members on a President who told them they would get better healthcare at lower cost when the exact opposite is occurring–and even though they are still pushing for nationalized healthcare.

We knew all along its consequences would be disastrous. Now, we are all paying the price.
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Democratic Socialists of America 2013 Awards Reception
DATE: Friday, June 7: 6:00 pm Social, 7:00 pm Program
PLACE: 58 Berkeley Street, Somerville
Boston DSA is proud to honor three of Boston’s best activists:
» Jennifer Doe retiring from Jobs with Justice
» Shelagh Foreman Program Director of Massachusetts Peace Action
» Andi Mullin, Director of the Campaign for Our Communities
Honorary Event Chairs:
Brian Corr, Cambridge Peace Commission*
Harris Gruman, SEIU*
Rep. Denise Provost
Rand Wilson, SEIU Local 888*
 Computer Security Expert McAfee: Obamacare a Hacker's Dream
 By Greg Richter -- Thursday, 03 Oct 2013

Saying "somebody made a grave error," McAfee Antivirus founder John McAfee says millions of Americans could have their identities stolen as people sign up for Obamacare.
 Appearing on Fox Business Network's "Cavuto" on Wednesday, the eccentric tech magnate warned that anyone can put up a fake Obamacare web page and claim to be a broker for the system. There is no central government-operated website to point people to legitimate brokers.
 "Instead, any hacker can put a website up, make it look extremely competitive, and because of the nature of the system, this is healthcare after all, they can ask you the most intimate questions, and you're freely going to answer them," McAfee said. An unsuspecting user might give up his Social Security number, date of birth or share any mental health issues, he said.
 Though he announced this past weekend development of software that can hide users from the NSA's prying eyes, McAfee said the hacker issue isn't a problem software can solve.
 "What idiot put this system out there and did not create a central depository?" he asked. "This is insane. I will predict that the loss of income for the millions of Americans that are going to lose their identities … "
'Cyber-Squatters' Set Up Fake Obamacare Websites
'Cyber-Squatters' Set Up Fake Obamacare Websites
By Sandy Fitzgerald -- Thursday, 24 Oct 2013
More than 700 fake or misleading websites playing off of the new federal Healthcare.gov site and the word Obamacare have been created on the Internet by so-called cyber-squatters looking to steal personal information from individuals trying to get healthcare coverage.
According to The Washington Examiner, many of the sites are considered legal, though they have nothing to do with the government or the Obamacare program.
 One website, the Examiner noted, has even branded itself as part of the "Obamacare enrollment team" and directs people to enter their name, address, Social Security number, and more on an enrollment form. But the site — www.obama-care.us, which is registered through GoDaddy.com and is owned by a Georgia company that also runs 167 other squatter sites — doesn't enroll anybody in anything. It just takes the information.
 Cyber-squatting is nothing new. Many companies set up websites with names similar to high-profile pages to either draw traffic away from their competitors or to share information collected with other companies. But identity thieves also use fake squatter websites to gather information that ends up being used or sold to someone else.
 Earlier this month, McAfee Antivirus founder John McAfee described the Obamacare website as a hacker's dream because millions of Americans could have their identities stolen. He warned that anyone could put up a fake page and claim to be a healthcare insurance broker affiliated with the federal program.
 "Any hacker can put a website up, make it look extremely competitive, and because of the nature of the system, this is healthcare after all, they can ask you the most intimate questions, and you're freely going to answer them," McAfee said.
 An unsuspecting user might give up his Social Security number, date of birth, or share any mental health issues, he said.
 Adding to the confusion are legitimate sites that have similar names to the Heathcare.gov site. For example, healthcare.com was established in 1994 to help people shop for private health insurance. It offers quotes from different companies, but it has no affiliation with the federal Obamacare program.
 To prevent cyber-squatting, security experts typically recommend that multiple domain names be purchased similar to the main website name.
 The retired cyber security expert who spoke to the Examiner said he was "shocked" that the government had not picked up any other obvious domain names before cyber-squatters could purchase them.
 The expert provided the Examiner with a list of 221 websites trying to take advantage of the Healthcare.gov name, and another 499 that are squatting on state healthcare exchange websites.

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