Carve another notch in the scandal belt, folks.

We’re losing count. How can we not?

Less than a week after news broke about the IRS targeting conservative groups, Erin McCann of Healthcare IT News reports on a class action lawsuit against the agency.

From McCann’s report:

According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data.

The IRS, in case anyone’s forgotten, will play a major role in the implementation of Obamacare. Such a comfort.

Maybe in peeking at personal medical records, the agents were just trying to get a leg up. Like research or something!

Shudder.

At $25,000 “per violation per individual,” the compensation package resulting from the suit could add up to over $250 billion, all told.

We can’t trust the IRS with anything.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    #NextScandal? …………. EPA acquiring private bank records to “analyze the products you purchase and their energy requirements”

  • arttie

    “I’m here from the government and I’m here to help!!!!” My response, “UFF DA.”

  • CatHerder

    If this were a dystopian novel, it would be too over-the-top to sell. Instead, we’re living in it.

    • Clayton Grant

      Even the fertile mind of George Orwell could never have imagined this.

      • MyrmidoNOT

        Gee…you mean Orwell was an ‘optimist’…???

        Unlike our current sadistic statist… 😉

  • CR

    Boy, Obama is going to be really mad when he turns on the television news today and learns about this one!

    • Erin

      That’s almost hopeful. I’m sure he won’t see it until Friday. ;0)

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Why?

      “teh oone” implemented obamaDON’Tcare…

    • mickeyco

      great post, cr

    • Frank Drebin

      At some point it may even affect his concentration on his putting!

      • CR

        Well, lets not go THAT far. The man is the President, he does know how to prioritize!

        • WingedBishop

          1. Vacation
          2. Golf
          3. Campaign
          4. Other

      • CR

        Well, lets not go THAT far. The man is the President, he does know how to prioritize!

    • Frank Drebin

      At some point it may even affect his concentration on his putting!

    • tjp77

      He’ll only learn about it today if he watches Fox. Otherwise he’ll learn about it in about two weeks or so.

  • austin feathers

    This is why I never allow photos for any reason in a Dr. office.!!!! All should know refusal is your right!

  • TJ

    Next Year don’t you just have to give them you medical recorded when you file on April 15th to make sure you are in complacence with the Obamacare tax mandate.

  • crosspatch

    Put that in context with this:

    Maxine Waters: “Obama’s database will have everything about every individual”.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/05/15/flashback-maxine-waters-says-obamas-database-will-have-info-about-everything-on-every-individual/

  • RblDiver

    Aperture Science IRS….we do what we must because we can.

    • Matthew Shapiro

      “For the good of all mankind….except the ones that are dead.” Scary when you think how apt that is.

  • AlmaAlma

    Wasn’t that the whole point of Obamacare? Power over people’s health is power and control of the people? Obama, you’re getting sloppy. You’re starting to show your hand too early.

  • Stone Bryson

    For all those rabid anti-Ron Paul folks, a refresher: He was the only presidential candidate in the last two cycles who wanted to abolish this corrupt organization.

    Food for thought… no?

  • J. Cox

    C’mon libs…defend this….or just yell racist and hope it goes away.You voted for this…TWICE.

    • mickeyco

      I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are far fewer trolls on our sites these last few days. Isn’t it lovely?

    • mickeyco

      I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are far fewer trolls on our sites these last few days. Isn’t it lovely?

      • J. Cox

        yes…and they leave rather quickly once called out.Rats leaving the ship perhaps.lol

  • MyrmidoNOT

    HIPPA…it’s NOT for privacy…it’s for piracy…!?!

    Health
    Insurance
    Piracy
    Procurement
    Act

  • MyrmidoNOT

    HIPPA…it’s NOT for privacy…it’s for piracy…!?!

    Health
    Insurance
    Piracy
    Procurement
    Act

  • redheadgrl

    It’s coming, and it’s coming fast. The gov’t, and all its agencies, will know your medical history once ACA is fully implemented. I read about this story on a HIS blog several months ago, the IRS agents also confiscated the entity’s employees’ cell phones during their 10-hour search, would not let employees leave, and violated many other regulations along with ordering in pizza and watching ballgames on TV during the search.

  • redheadgrl

    It’s coming, and it’s coming fast. The gov’t, and all its agencies, will know your medical history once ACA is fully implemented. I read about this story on a HIS blog several months ago, the IRS agents also confiscated the entity’s employees’ cell phones during their 10-hour search, would not let employees leave, and violated many other regulations along with ordering in pizza and watching ballgames on TV during the search.

  • MyrmidoNOT

    Coming to an exchange near you…

  • MyrmidoNOT

    Coming to an exchange near you…

  • fishydude

    Medical records will be sent to ATF, FBI, DOJ automatically so that anyone taking any long term medicine for any condition will be declared incompetent to carry a firearm. This is how the disarming of America will begin.
    The next big scandal they will have to cover up will be when thousands of federal employees with access to 300+ million medical records start selling donor match data so the current living “donors” can have fatal accidents arranged. Think Coma in real life. It already happens in third world prison populations.

  • fishydude

    Medical records will be sent to ATF, FBI, DOJ automatically so that anyone taking any long term medicine for any condition will be declared incompetent to carry a firearm. This is how the disarming of America will begin.
    The next big scandal they will have to cover up will be when thousands of federal employees with access to 300+ million medical records start selling donor match data so the current living “donors” can have fatal accidents arranged. Think Coma in real life. It already happens in third world prison populations.

  • kateorjane

    As much as I might love seeing the IRS humiliated again by a class action – better stop and consider exactly who would be paying that big humongous compensation settlement

  • kateorjane

    As much as I might love seeing the IRS humiliated again by a class action – better stop and consider exactly who would be paying that big humongous compensation settlement

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    The noose is getting tighter, my friends.

  • walterc

    At $25,000 “per violation per individual,” the compensation package
    resulting from the suit could add up to over $250 billion, all told.

    Your tax dollars at work. We need more sequestration at the IRS.

  • ricsands

    The PPACA has mandatory Electronic Medical Record systems already in place that will enable national registries, next year our Tax filings will have to include our medical insurance identification no.s. So the problem basically is they jumped the gun to soon. If they had waited until next year… My real beef is where was HIPPA and JCAHO in all this and haven’t any of these Medical Record workers passed any of their HealthStream tests?

  • TocksNedlog

    They were just getting a sneak preview, because once Obamacare is fully implemented — with it’s REQUIREMENT of electronic record-keeping by health care providers — the IRS will then have access to ALL of our records.

  • I M Free

    Next Scandal: Joe Biden becomes conservative to be President in 2016

  • Americanazalea

    This morning, Senator McDemott DELIBERATELY asked IRS Commissioner, Miller, that there was no way that the IRS would have access to ANYONE’S medical records. Both of them LIED, and said that the IRS WOULD NOT HAVE ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS! And, now, we find out they are STEALING THEM???