Political Outcast –
Have you ever been the victim of identity theft? If so, you know the nightmare it creates having to contact everyone and every company you do business with. You have to contact the banks and get them to close your accounts and set up new ones. Anyone you have to make auto payments to have to be notified and those auto pays re-established with the new account. Employers have to be notified to change direct deposits. All of the businesses and utilities that you pay on line have to have all new information set up. Depending on your bank or safety measures, identity theft can cost you thousands of dollars to fix. Currently, about 8 million Americans a year have their identity stolen. All someone needs is your name, home address, date of birth and Social Security number and they can steal your identity and if you have not taken measures to protect themselves, they can take everything you own before you know it. If you’ve never been the victim of identity theft, you best be prepared for and check with your banks as to what measures you need to take to protect yourself. Why? Because Obamacare will put millions more Americans at risk of having their identity stolen. The Department of Health and Human Services is shelling out millions of taxpayer dollars to more than 100 groups that will be contacting you and demanding your personal information for the Obamacare exchanges. Not only will they want your name, address, birthday and SSN, they want to know names of family members, employment information of everyone living in the house, financial information, medical history and current issues. If that makes you uneasy, just wait. Currently, there is no screening process of those individuals that will be asking you for all of your personal information. They will not have a background check, no fingerprint check and no real oversight. Basically, there are no safeguards concerning the people collecting your information or what they are liable to do with it.