Another Obama administration scandal. This time, IRS agents accessed 60 million personal medical records, without probable cause, and without a warrant.
If I did this, I would be fired and/or arrested.
In a story by Erin McCann of Healthcare IT News the IRS is alleged to have improperly accessed some 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.
According to a story by Courthousenews.com an unnamed healthcare provider in California is bringing the lawsuit against the IRS and 15 of its agents. The personal health information was allegedly seized by the IRS on March 11, 2011. The medical records included information on psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual and drug treatment, and other sensitive medical treatment data.
“This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents,” the complaint reads.
“No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPPA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records,” it continued. (H/T – Realwest)
In fairness, this “president” has shown contempt for both the First and Second Amendments. Why not burn the Fourth, as well?
UPDATE: I mentioned this in the comments, but it bears repeating here. Today, Obama claimed he asked for the resignation of IRS Chief Steven Miller, and received it. According to the UK Daily Mail, Miller was already set to leave in June. Wow. Just wow.