And why does Utah seem to think it has the right to impose and illegally amass
personal and private information about medicaid recipients the federal program
of Medicaid? Utah is not a Representative of Medicaid or citizens records nor do
they have the right to have confidential information of individuals. This
operation is in violation of persons private and confidential information
act.The FBI better be called in and find out why Utah is
overstepping its authority to store and manage personal information without
consent or legal cause. This is not the first time Utah has shown its contempt
of gathering and storing personal and private information. The Dept of Workforce
Services are also in violation of the use of ID for theft of Americans by
illegal aliens and foreign nationals occupying Utah. Utah government has shown
it does not have the capacity or the right to safe guard or respect the rights
of citizens privacy.The Patriot Act does not give states the
authority to spy on citizens or violate the privacy and rights of american
citizens. And its a guarantee that this agency and all other state agency's
are sharing this illegally acquired information.
Does this mean there are over 181K people on Medicaid?
@My2CentsThe states administer medicaid and process the claims.
If you think this is bad, wait until you see the mess Obamacare will be!
I wonder if social security numbers are run through e-verify before they receive
care? Or are credit checks done to verify the persons identity and address
history? Now that the DOH is providing credit checks for these individuals, it
would be a good time to have them turned in for verification as to who they are
or are not? In other words who is scamming the system? There are probably
other ways one could check. This is my tax dollars.
Was this an act of Cyber war out of eastern Europe(I.E.: Russia)?
@My2centsagit8r - you are correct. When I moved back to Los
Angeles, I had to switch to "Medical," a whole different animal with
coverage exclusions very different from Utah. The same goes for food stamp
eligibility. Federal money administered (for want of a kinder word) by the
States. Who knew? The lack of uniformity between states is a strong plus side
for Obamacare. The practical aspects are yet to be seen. Myself, I have my
fingers crossed. As I understand it, Utah's system is similar enough to
Obamacare (as well as MitRomneycare) that a Supreme Court decision against it
could have a broad impact in a number of States. Oh my... (Dorothy)
Perhaps Utah should get rid of 181,000 illegals, and then we should be a near
balance. And yes, the state administors the money for the feds. Each state has
rules of their own. I deal with medicaid (welfare) on a daily basis at work. It
is interesting to watch what people have money for, yet need to use medicaid for
their prescriptions. I have seen people in Wyo, buy almost one hundred bucks of
booze, yet put a 10 dollar script on medicaid. I have seen people buy 50 -60
bucks worth of cosmetics, yet put a 7 dollar script on welfare. I do not think
the state is to careful about how the 181000 people spend their own money yet
want all of us that work to pay for the medical.
If Utah is administrating and managing medicaid then they again are in an
illegal process of invaiosn of privilged and private information that is limited
to IRS, SSA, State tax agency's. Medical and health care information cannot
be held by any state or federal government for any reason. IF Utah
is maintaining privileged information by a state run agency, Board of Health,
etc, then any information they have is deemed public information that can be
used and shared by law enforcment, the courts, and the state government of Utah
as evidence to punish or criminalize and use health care information. It's
like saying lawyers and clients do not have privileged information. This defiant act of Utah has to come to an end and why states should not be
allowed to administer medicaid or medicare funds. And yes, I do hope the Supreme
Court does also deem the Medicaid and Medicare and the SSA are true trust funds
of citizen workers that no government, state or federal can access and put in
their budgets to spend. This is Utah's deserved fear and it will devastate
Utah budgets and socialization.
This is an organized attack that has hit the California system now as well! Hmmm
Government Beauracrats hard at work! Doing Nothing!