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RIGGING THE FUTURE: Obamacare Creates 50 New State Databases With No Function Beyond Gathering Potential Voter Information, Real or Fraudulent

It was never just a health care “fix”: A series of precise, brilliant, secretive, and illegal decisions by Obamacare authors led to the creation of 50 unbeatable election tools — and to nothing else. As you read, try to identify a rational explanation besides malevolence. (This is Part One of a two-part article.)

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David Steinberg

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November 26, 2013 - 8:25 am

Since the passage of Obamacare, all fifty state Medicaid agencies have been forced to create a new standalone database that contains nothing besides the contact information of Medicaid applicants who used Healthcare.gov.

Some of these new databases mail out voter registration forms automatically. You cannot refuse them.

No worthwhile verification occurs before the forms are mailed. Apply for Medicaid and the form will be mailed to you, be you a verifiable citizen or Ayman al-Zawahiri on a computer in Pakistan.

Further, these new databases are accessible by groups like Organizing for Action, the reconstituted ACORN, and malevolent figures like Chris Tarango.

And no reasonable purpose exists for creating the databases besides making them available to the aforementioned Democratic activists.

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Heard nothing regarding this before? Not only are you not alone, several state secretaries of State we contacted had no clue any of this was occurring under their watch. One source involved in the recently initiated legal battle to expose and dismantle the databases described the situation as follows:

Evil genius.

A complete disregard for certain federal law, the skirting of others, the exploitation of existing Medicaid structures, the issuing of rules and regulations with virtually none of the required paper trail. …

Just evil genius. They friggin’ thought of everything.

The remainder of this article is composed of descriptions of the several decisions made by Obamacare authors that led to the construction of the databases. The listing of these decisions is intended to illustrate the impossibility that these databases were created unintentionally, or due to incompetence — a “fumble.”

We hope to show that a rational, disinterested observer must arrive at the conclusion that these actions could not have been taken for any reason beyond the intended exploitation of the Affordable Care Act as a vehicle for future Democratic election victories.

We invite readers to offer alternative interpretations. We have reached out to several Democratic congressional offices to give them the opportunity to offer their own.

We also have reached out to GOP officials to see if any are willing to go on record stating the lone reasonable conclusion: objectively, some authors of the ACA were not “bleeding hearts,” but white-collar criminals.

Decision #1: The “Honor System”

Applicants to Healthcare.gov must enter their current income level. This is a pivotal piece of data for the system: income alone is used to determine if the applicant will be presented with the option to: a) purchase full-price or subsidized health insurance policies; or b) if the applicant will be directed towards Medicaid/CHIP programs. This determination is calculated according to the new Modified/Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) scale.

However, Healthcare.gov does not perform any checks at all (such as requiring the submission of pay stubs, the prior year’s tax return, etc.) to verify the income amount entered by the applicant. This all-important piece of data is accepted by Healthcare.gov on the “honor system.”

 

Decision #2: The Community Organizing, Aggressive Application of “Motor Voter” Law

If an applicant’s entered income is low enough to be eligible for subsidy, the applicant will soon be asked by Healthcare.gov if he or she does not wish to receive a voter registration form. This question alone utilizes aggressive application of three provisions of federal law.

The 1993 National Voter Registration Act, or “Motor Voter,” requires all municipal and government facilities which provide public assistance to also offer voter registration services. The Obama administration claims that “Motor Voter” thus applies to Healthcare.gov, and subsequently Healthcare.gov must provide voter registration services. Some states have disagreed with this application as it relates to state exchanges, but expect those states to face DOJ litigation – Rhode Island and other states have.

1. Since the adoption of Motor Voter in 1993, the Federal Government has successfully forced states to push voter registration in all on-line contexts.

This represents a significant distinction: the federal government has necessarily crafted entirely new fields of law to handle the development of electronic interactions.

2. Motor Voter specifies that facilities offering public assistance must have voter registration services available, and the Federal Government is forcing applications to specifically reject voter registration, sometimes multiple times.

As such, you can draw your own conclusions about the motivation behind applying Motor Voter to the ACA, and behind phrasing the question in that manner.

3. A stunning apparent violation of federal law: In practice, Healthcare.gov does not let you say “no” to a voter registration form.

Even if you say “no,” you may be mailed a form automatically.

You may receive a form that is pre-populated with the identifying information you entered into Healthcare.gov. Comprehension of the form is thus unnecessary; the recipient of the pre-populated form need only determine where to sign it.

As explained below, this will occur at the state level, where the design and implementation of Obamacare regarding voter registration make these transparently intentional abuses of Motor Voter seem tame.

Among sources reached for this article, that phrase “evil genius” was employed when referring to what Obamacare requires of state Medicaid entities; we were told its usage has become commonplace.

Decision #3: Restructuring Medicaid’s — and Only Medicaid’s — Eligibility Screening Procedures

Since the enactment of LBJ’s Great Society public assistance programs, most state Medicaid agencies have not been responsible for handling eligibility screenings.

Generally, screening for the various public assistance programs has instead been handled by state departments of Health and Human Services, or by similar state entities. One system would screen for all of the public assistance programs; the individual state program agencies would only handle administration.

After 50 years of precedence, Obamacare has changed this. But only for Medicaid.

As discussed earlier, if an applicant enters a qualifyingly low income into Healthcare.gov, the applicant is sent to the Medicaid side of the website. At this point, those five decades of established fraud prevention procedures are jettisoned.

Identifying information entered on the Medicaid side of Healthcare.gov is treated differently than identifying information entered while applying to all other public assistance programs.

How it works now: each state Medicaid agency has been instructed to create a new stand-alone database for storing identifying information entered by Medicaid applicants via Healthcare.gov. (Note the word “instructed,” not “required by law” or something similar. We will get to that shortly.) As instructed, all fifty states have created one of these databases.

They have further been instructed that this identifying information should no longer be sent to whichever state organization formerly performed the eligibility screening. The information must only go to these new databases.

 

Decision #4: The Parting of Data

As instructed, each state designed these new stand-alone databases to be dedicated to storing only the identifying information of Healthcare.gov applicants — but no medical data.

If you happen to be familiar with the basics of both health care and election law, perhaps your pupils just grew wide. Because you are aware that medical records are treated by the law as private and sacrosanct, but voter rolls, consisting of only identifying information, are publicly accessible.

To summarize:

  • The federal government instructed states that they could not send any applicant data entered into the Medicaid side of Healthcare.gov to their traditional eligibility screeners.
  • They then instructed state Medicaid agencies to create stand-alone databases for this new applicant information, and that these new databases would be forbidden from containing any medical information.
  • Per an incorrect application of Motor Voter law, the Obama administration considers the Medicaid side of Healthcare.gov to be a public assistance “office,” and as such, required to offer voter registration services.
  • The Obama administration also considers it legal to treat the distribution of voter registration forms as “must opt-out,” instead of “must opt-in.”

These four bullet points are the basis of Decision #5.

 

Decision #5: The Illegal, Automatic Mailing of Voter Registration Forms and “Opt-Out” Forms

States were instructed that, to comply with Motor Voter, these new databases must automatically mail voter registration forms to each new individual applicant sent over from Healthcare.gov.

Recall, you may have said “no” earlier. It doesn’t matter.

The new databases must also mail a second form that states “I do not wish to register to vote,” which you must sign and return.

Otherwise, it is assumed you wish to register.

If the Feds notice you still haven’t replied?

Remember Decision #4: the new databases are publicly accessible, since they do not contain any medical information.

Anyone – perhaps Organizing for Action, or Battleground Texas – can get their hands on it, and then show up at your door with yet another form.

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Review the prior five decisions: are you able to determine a reasonable explanation for all five of them besides getting potential voter information in the hands of Democratic organizing groups? Groups populated by bad actors like Chris Tarango, but which nonetheless have the blessings of the administration?

Recall that this is voter information gathered via Medicaid applications, a program whose recipients vote almost exclusively Democrat.

If Orwell comparisons strike you as tedious, an additional instruction to the states about how they are allowed to screen eligibility, along with the precedent-breaking, whispered demands from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that follow may have you granting an exception.

Decision #6: Eliminating the State Medicaid Screeners

For the past five decades, states have dedicated a tremendous amount of resources to providing a “second-level review” of applicant information transmitted to them via a federal agency.

But now, and quite simply, that has been ended. But only for Medicaid.

States are no longer allowed to challenge the validity of applicant information sent to them from the Medicaid side of Healthcare.gov.

Instead, states are to assume that if information was transmitted to them, the federal government has deemed that information to be valid. States haven’t simply been instructed to no longer let their traditional public assistance eligibility screeners touch Medicaid information from Healthcare.gov — they have been instructed that state Medicaid agencies can’t screen it, either. This isn’t an administrative shift of the state screening processes, it’s the forbidding of state screening processes.

We already know what little concern Healthcare.gov itself has for the validity of applicant information. The site employs the “honor system” for income, the most important piece of data. Also, as previously reported at PJ Media, the Medicaid side of Healthcare.gov allows anyone on Earth to secure at least 90 days of Medicaid with just two easily forged documents and a lie about being a legal alien.

The security bar is even lower for entrance into one of the new state “Medicaid/voter roll” databases. In fact, it’s non-existent: apply for Medicaid as a citizen, you’re going to end up in your state’s new “Medicaid/voter roll” database.

And the state is forbidden from checking the application’s validity.

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This development represents an endpoint, with identifiable products of those six federal decisions. The products are:

  • Fifty unscreened databases, accessible to all, of identifying information of likely Democratic voters.
  • Fifty databases of likely Democratic voters, which automatically mail voter registration forms and required “opt-out” forms to each applicant.

What is the rational result of these two final products following their implementation?

  • The Democratic Party exploiting a federal law passed without a single Republican vote, a law that mandates citizen participation, a law that mandates citizens purchase a product to sustain the law financially, to produce an unbeatable tool to utilize for winning elections.
  • Bad actors within the Democratic Party, both within and outside of government, using this tool to easily commit voter fraud.
  • An organized entity hostile to the United States exploiting the massive security holes created by this Democratic law to flood the Medicaid rolls with fraudulent enrollees, rendering the massive program database unusable.
  • An organized entity hostile to the United States exploiting the massive security holes created by this Democratic law to flood the voter rolls with fraudulent identities, rendering the administration of elections impossible.

To employ an example from our prior article on fraudulent 90-day Medicaid enrollments:

  1. Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, from a computer in Pakistan, can tell Healthcare.gov that his income this year is zero.
  2. He will be directed to the Medicaid side of the website, where he can claim to be an American citizen temporarily living abroad.
  3. He can enter the address of his local post office.
  4. Al-Zawahiri will have himself a voter registration card arrive shortly.
  5. He can instruct his millions of supporters to do the same.

If Healthcare.gov was actually working, al-Qaeda could get that done by the weekend.

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How did the Obama administration accomplish this? Where’s the paper trail? Aren’t there established processes for the development and implementation of rules and regulations applying to a federal bill, and aren’t all of those deliberations required to be publicly released?

Yes. But in perhaps the Obama administration’s worst “fumble,” they bypassed just about the entire rule-issuance process.

Decision #7: Breaking All the Rules

In Part Two of this article, to be published following the Thanksgiving holiday, we will discuss how the federal government’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, acted in a precedence-shattering, secretive manner in issuing orders to state Medicaid agencies regarding how to construct the databases.

We will also discuss the massive security holes created by the allowance of “telephonic signature,” and the secretaries of State who were left completely in the dark.

We will link, post, and discuss the paper trail — and who was involved.

And we will discuss the George Soros-funded Demos organization, which helped push the “opt-out” approach to Motor Voter, and which happened to be one of the few entities that had any knowledge of the new databases.

Indeed, they happened to have enough knowledge regarding the databases to prepare and publish a report containing state-by-state strategies for taking advantage of them.

David Steinberg is the New York City Editor of PJ Media. Follow his tweets at @DavidSPJM.

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It has been obvious since September of 2008 that a cabal brazen enough to attack the US and consequently the World economy in order to install their candidate would not relinquish power voluntarily. We did not have an election in November 2008; we had a coup d'etat. HRC is also an asset of the Soros Cabal so if they can keep her close enough in the polls for her to credibly "win" the '16 election, they'll use their mined NSA data and fraudulently created "voters" from programs such as this to engineer her victory in an election and keep the charade that we have functioning republican democracy continuing. If something happens to her or if she falls so badly in the polls that an election "victory" would be suspect to the common LIV, then they have to come up with some new political superstar like Obama was or they can just brazen it out with some emergency, martial law, or just naked assumption of power. However it plays out, we do not and have not had since January 2009 a legitimate government and will never have one again without violence.

I ask again, if the Obama Administration were agents of a hostile Middle Eastern power, what would they do differently?
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Didn't Stalin say something to the effect that it was not the voters, but who counted the votes that determined who was in control. Obama takes another step down that path.
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If you parlay this information with the evidence that Michelle's crony who "won" the NO BID contract for the Obamacare website...also is the same company that designed the shutoff of the credit card security check system during the campaigns...which allowed for foreign incursion into the American election process....if you connect the dots...foreign abusers of our election/healthcare/information highway...can steal your information, crash your economy and eliminate fair elections.

This isn't merely lawless. People should hang.
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SOUTH CAROLINA ISN'T HAVING THIS PROBLEM. THEY SIMPLY MADE IT ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE IN THE STATE TO WORK TO IMPL EMENT OBAMADCARE ! BINGO!
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Still looking forward to Part 2!?
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Wow! Lets pray for america.
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A plan "to flood the voter rolls with fraudulent identities" certainly explains the Left's vehement opposition to Voter ID.
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Well, now I know why I have NEVER qualified for any federal, state or county aid programs (the excuse - You have too many resources - you live with your parents - yeah- cause, hey they're RICH, since they actually pay taxes, right?!) the reason: I have NEVER voted "Democrat" in my life. If I want subsidized or "free" insurance via Obamacare, I have to use tax data to determine eligibility - assuming I'm unwilling to LIE. If I do that, my parents lose a valuable tax break (claiming me as a dependent - which I am, 100% of my food, shelter, meds, etc. all comes from Dad's retirement - and we're talking Army here - no high level civil service sycophants here...)! Oh, but the sunny side? I don't have to pay the fine for not having insurance (oops, I just can't remember to call it a tax!!) because I don't make enough to be required to file an income tax return. But of course, I also am exempt from the "tax" because I, like many others, will fall through the supposedly no-longer-existing cracks and fail to qualify for "free" healthcare (actually, they should be calling it health insurance - the "care" may be affordabe-since there won't be much of it- but the insurance doesn't have to be affordable!) and will also be unable to afford even the "cheapest" catastrophic (so-called) coverage available through the federal exchange. And, since I've already had the joy of electronic identity theft twice in my life, I fail to see why I should invite a third attempt! Also, this explains why, while my doc was out of town, the other doc in the office (doc from hell!) called and told me he couldn't fill my Rx for a pain relieving drug until I had "recent" liver tests on record. Since I was going to run out the next DAY, I had to get him to insist to the schedulers that I be fit into the lab tech's "schedule" (for this I will have the great joy of paying AT LEAST $600) to come in and "we'll just get a little blood, a little urine - wait, what?! Oh, yeah, urine test. The one they're allowed, by the contract I signed, to request any time they want to. So I went in. No choice. At the front desk, there is a GIANT notice stating that "waiting times to sign in at the front desk may be longer than usual due to our switching over to our new electronic records database. Please be patient." Wait what?! New electronic records database? They already HAVE that! So I had to stand in front of the desk, within hearing of at least 20 people and state all my personal info, hand over my DL for a scan!! and answer other questions while the receptionist typed away on a computer whose screen I could not see... hmm....why do it that way? Previously, nurses or the doctor entered info into records electronically, not the receptionist - it's not efficient, and that info is supposed to be PRIVATE for a good reason! Of course, after they took a thumb's worth of blood and I played pee-in-the-cup (no wipes offered - wonder if I could've gotten some if I bribed them - talk about unsanitary! And in a bathroom where there's a sign saying "Follow the CLEAN HANDS rule!!!), I went home, still having absolutely no idea why this doc was on a witch hunt (in three plus years, my doc has never done this to me, which is why I didn't have any recent tests on record. Given I go in once or twice a year, she could have asked for liver/kidney function tests anytime.) This was simply an excuse/test to see if I was an addict or an undercover DEA agent about to slam the good doc in jail for doing his job, and to FORCE ME TO GIVE INFO TO A RECEPTIONIST FOR WHOM THE PRIVACY REGULATIONS ARE VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO PROSECUTE! I still have no idea how much that little circus act will cost me - they were "unable to provide an estimate at this time" and I would be billed - IF I called the billing office at the main hospital to explain I had no insurance and get the "discount" for non-insured patients. haha. Now it all makes sense.
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"Just evil genius. They friggin’ thought of everything."

Except one thing---what the good is.

Rebuild now. They'll never see it coming cuz they don't know what it looks like.
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well, if the records are public record, then we can download it and send mailers to the addresses.
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As I have posted here in the past, if you read HR3590 and S1796, then you know that the AFA had nothing to do with health care. In sum, it is a full all out attack on the economy in order to destroy the USA. The list of industries targeted for destruction in a long one. And by design the failure is built into the law and regulations.

Good article. Been meaning to get info on the regulations (all 22,000 pages of them) but cannot seem to locate them. It is like a govenment secret or something. But then again, this is the "make it up as you go along" crowd we are dealing with.

Fundamental Change my friends.
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The "collective" is advancing just fine. In three years time, Obama's minions will have completely dismantled the USA Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence...not to mention creation of an all powerful Executive branch of government with Legislative and Judicial branches as adjuncts to a top down form of tin-horned dictatorship (Harry Reid is Obama's chief enabler with his Senate "nuclear Option"). As an observer of human behavior was interested to see an overwhelming number of families, with infants under 5 years of age, eating at a local chicken restaurant...folks, this is the "country club" crowd feeding offspring (by the numbers) in local fast food shops. Quantum shift in America is underway...and it bodes very poorly for its future and survival. Welfare is at an all time high, government assistance programs are rampant, government employment outstrips private sector employment for first time ever. Consumer sales are being ratcheted downwards by all major retailers. Several big businesses have been laying off and closing their doors. Streets are barren of vehicle traffic. Used car sales are off to the tune of many closing up shop. There is only so much OPM (other peoples money) to go around...then its pockets get emptied...just like in 1929 to 1939. Woodrow Wilson got us into that mess and FDR continued it. Today, there are "data mining experts," GPS tracking, and serial data servers operating at unheard of speeds and collating and digesting absurd mountains of Americans information in the form of...digital traffic. Nobody in Congress, SCOTUS, POTUS, Appellate Courts, can even begin to file briefs and opposition to this "transformative collectivization" of America by Obama's Regime. Pray. Amen. Join a Tea Party...its all We The People are left with. God Bless America.
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We also have the option to call a Constitutional Convention. It's included as a last resort against a government which does not obey it's own fundamental LAW. There are Laws, and there are rules. No "law" passed by any gov't is anything more than a rule UNLESS it follows, agrees with and follows precedent set by the Law of the land - in otherwords, the Constitution and it's main amendments. What do people learn about Prohibition these days? Nothing! Why did the mob end up in Chicago? Because it has one of the most direct "booze" lines across the frozen great lakes to Canada for bringing in bootleg- and other things. Previously, Kansas City was one of the main headquarters of the mafia. Prohibition passed, and suddenly, Chicago was the place to be! That hasn't changed, even though Prohibition was repealed. Consider that a test case - we must NOT ALLOW "rules" to be passed in the first place, because even repealing them entirely -even as an Amendment to the Constitution which has been ratified by the required number of States can't move the criminals out once they've sunk their hooks into an economy. Does anyone seriously believe the communists really "gave up" Russia to free-market principles? haha-NO. They just took off their uniforms and revealed more clearly that they are nothing more than gangsters on salary. Guess who's in charge on this side of the pond these days?...
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Young Male Black THUGS , less than 2% of the population, and Homosexuals, about 1.4% of the population, are 'Holy Cows' to Left wing moonbats and must not be insulted or accused of anything, no matter how much PROOF you can show them of the TRUTH of your claims. However the 7% who have already lost it and the MILLIONS MORE people who WILL lose their Health care BECAUSE of Obamacare are merely 'INSIGNIFICANT' both to the REGIME and to Left Wing moonbats in general.
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