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GOP bill requires prison
term for ObamaCare ID theft

The Hill (Washington DC), by Pete Kasperowicz

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/5/2013 6:52:48 PM

Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) has proposed legislation that would require federal officials and others who use ObamaCare data to commit identify theft to serve a five-year prison term. His No Identify Theft in Health Care Act, H.R. 3652, is yet another response to the troubled ObamaCare rollout. Over the last week, reports have surfaced quoting computer security experts who said HealthCare.gov has virtually no data security measures in place. Under Holding´s bill, healthcare "navigators" or anyone else guilty of using ObamaCare data for an identify theft scheme would face prison time. Many bills amending criminal statutes set maximum prison sentences,


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/5/2013 7:06:38 PM     (No. 9642071)

Doesn´t any ID theft deserve a prison term?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RightShoe, 12/5/2013 7:08:24 PM     (No. 9642076)

We´re going to have to build a lot more prisons!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: eoddad, 12/5/2013 7:20:24 PM     (No. 9642089)

Is this kinda like the Federal laws on the books about releasing Social Security numbers and tax records that the Obama administration used against its political enemies leading up to the last election? When they were caught the IRS took the fifth and the FBI is still dragging out the investigation to this day. So go ahead grandstand GOP, Democrats don´t have to follow the law because the GOP is afraid to fight and hold them accountable.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JediJerry, 12/5/2013 7:37:47 PM     (No. 9642113)

Five years is nothing. Of course opponents to prison time will claim it is racist against blacks and Hispanics. Of course it is because no whites asians or eskimos will be doing that crime.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: phx4546, 12/5/2013 8:01:09 PM     (No. 9642141)

How about 5 years in prison for the people who developed the system if there is data theft and ID theft?

Maybe also those who voted for the bill and the one who signed it into law.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/5/2013 8:11:21 PM     (No. 9642151)

The dirty Dems will never agree to that. Too many of their constituents will be locked up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 12/5/2013 8:15:07 PM     (No. 9642160)

If the Republicans are going to repeal obamacare they should just leave it alone until the next congress.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 12/5/2013 9:05:31 PM     (No. 9642217)

that SHOULD take care of the NSA...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: PAdiva, 12/5/2013 10:10:16 PM     (No. 9642254)

Do you mean that ALL federal employees are not required to keep private information private?
I work retail and have to sign a confidentiality agreement each year.
Thanks Rep. Holding but it´s very difficult to prove the source of an identity theft issue.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/6/2013 5:12:55 AM     (No. 9642437)

Think about this. Even if that bill passes the House, Reid will refuse to take it up in the Senate. After all, identity theft is nothing more than redistribution of wealth.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rakasha, 12/6/2013 5:22:13 AM     (No. 9642441)

Quit ´FIXING´ this monstrosity!

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