Meet MIDAS — the Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System — the totally secure computer system which will hold your medical records…
The decision to keep the personal information of enrollees forever has raised the ire of experts. Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation stated that it is irresponsible of the government to retain data any longer than is necessary. Similarly, Michael Astrue, a former Social Security Commissioner has argued that there is no justification for keeping this data permanently. In addition, he worries that the federal government is illegally expanding MIDAS by adding personal information from state-run Obamacare exchanges without proper privacy consent.
Almost half of state-run exchanges have faced significant construction and financing problems, with Oregon and Hawaii both shutting down this year after costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each.
Since MIDAS was first rolled out, watchdog groups have raised concerns over its safeguards.
The Founders would have taken axes to MIDAS, and damn the consequences — so what’s our excuse for putting up with these tyrannies?