HR 3200: Goodbye Privacy

Section 431(a) of the bill says that the IRS must divulge taxpayer identity information, including the filing status, the modified adjusted gross income, the number of dependents, and "other information as is prescribed by" regulation. That information will be provided to the new Health Choices Commissioner and state health programs and used to determine who qualifies for "affordability credits."



Bye bye happiness…..I think I'm gonna cry.

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    If the IRS has to disclose personal financial information, does that mean Kroger’s (or purveyors of adult beverages) also have to report my eating habits to my doctor? After all, if we accept that Big Brother should compel me to have coverage (for my own good), doesn’t it also make sense that Big Brother should also have a say in my lifestyle?

  2. j says:

    This is very revealing.

  3. Neil H. says:

    This is actually kind of scary.

  4. John Goodman says:

    Here is more information on this from yesterday’s Washington Times:

  5. Bart Ingles says:

    Shouldn’t the IRS administer any “affordability credits”? They already have the facilities to check info and print checks. What genius decided a parallel bureaucracy was needed?

  6. Linda Gorman says:


    IRS won’t have the information required. For starters, take a look at what Massachusetts requires people to fill out if they want a hardship exemption from the individual mandate. And, your hardship must be a “qualifying hardship.” The form is only 15 pages long.

    The federal form will no doubt take up entire library shelves by the time the bureaucrats finish with it.

  7. Alex says:

    Even otherwise, IRS is bound to share that information with other governmental agencies on request, example, when you apply for FAFSA, governmental housing aid etc., if any doubts arise regarding claims made in the mind of the concerned agency.

    So question of privacy arises only if Health Choices Commissioner is not a government agency.