Folks went onto Covered California, which is California’s health exchange, to shop for health insurance or compare plans and prices. Not a whole lot of folks signed up (mostly because of the rapey prices and through-the-roof deductibles), but that didn’t stop Covered California from violating their privacy:
Raising concerns about consumer privacy, California’s health exchange has given insurance agents the names and contact information for tens of thousands of people who went online to check out coverage but didn’t ask to be contacted.
The names provided include people who started an insurance application on the Covered California website since enrollment launched Oct. 1, but for whatever reason never picked a health plan or completed the sign-up process.
The state said it provided information on tens of thousands of people who logged into the state’s website, but it didn’t know the exact number.
The exchange said agents were given names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses if available.
There’s no telling what else these corrupt Rule 17 (“Do whatever it fucking takes”) corrupt-o-crats are doing with your private information. I wouldn’t be surprised if they compared the list to voter registration roles, and signed up those currently not registered to vote, and registered them as Democrats.
This comes on the heels of reports that Covered California is — wait for this huge shocker — lied about the number of California doctors participating in the exchange:
Only in September did insurance companies disclose that their rates would be pegged to California’s Medicaid plan, called Medi-Cal. That’s driven many doctors to just say no.
They’re also pointing out that Covered California’s website lists many doctors as participants when they aren’t.
“Some physicians have been put in the network and they were included basically without their permission,” Lisa Folberg said. She is a CMA’s vice president of medical and regulatory Policy.
“This is a dirty little secret that is not really talked about as they promote Covered California,” Waters said. He called the exchange’s doctors list a “shell game” because “the vast majority” of his doctors are not participating.
Independent insurance brokers who work with both insurance companies and doctor networks estimate that about 70 percent of California’s 104,000 licensed doctors are boycotting the exchange.
How far away are we from Democrat-led governments passing laws requiring doctors to participate in their healthcare scams? At the very least, these non-participating doctors should be expecting a call from the IRS in the very near future.