It's now official. The US government has ripped offed off it's tube top and is flashing its tits at all passersby. And she won't stop there. From Healthcare IT News:
The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.Avert your eyes 'cause Aunt Samantha just pried open another bottle of tequila and is struggling with the buttons on her cut off jeans. This bitch is gettin' real!
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.
"This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents," the complaint reads. "No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPPA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records," it continued.There is a new revenue program whereby all IRS agents will be issued latex examination gloves, information will be gathered on all taxpayer "ring sizes." Your government will get to "know you" in the biblical sense. So bite the pillow me hearties, 'tis a foul wind that be blowing through yer mizzenmast when yer pantaloons are down below yer knees.
According to the case, the IRS agents had a search warrant for financial data pertaining to a former employee of the John Doe company, however, "it did not authorize any seizure of any healthcare or medical record of any persons, least of all third parties completely unrelated to the matter," the complaint read.