Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- reaction today after explosive hearing into the countless obamacare website problems that have been witnessed the lead contractors.
Behind the site got a bit of a grilling by a house committee yesterday.
And one of the biggest moments in that was when a New Jersey Democrat blasted Republicans for suggesting that health care -- love.
Violates American law.
Once again here we have my Republican colleagues trying to scare everybody with a gentleman you know I will not yield to this monkey court whatever this thing this is not a monkey whoever you want not yielding.
I am trying to tell you number Tibetan problem here back in America Sid did not only existing it's been legitimate concern of this -- preexisting conditions don't matter hit it doesn't apply there's no help information in the process curious about your address.
Your date of birth -- an -- health information.
-- there was Texas congressman Joseph Barton's questioning led to that outburst he is on the house.
Energy and commerce committee used to be ahead of it and each and -- -- -- and good morning good having -- morning welcome -- -- here we are.
So -- or would your reaction -- that coming yesterday.
Well congressman Cologne is is is -- is a friend a man on the democratic side.
He's one of the authors that he was.
Subcommittee chairman of the health subcommittee when they passed it.
But he's wrong on the on this Americans have a right to privacy -- protects that right in terms of medical records.
This questionnaire does this medical information ask if -- woman if your pregnant ask if you have any.
Mental physical or emotional condition that would preclude any activity.
-- if you're a smoker.
And then of course it has your Social Security number.
And it also ask if you have a health insurance and if you do what your policy number is and what company is so there's all kinds of health information the task.
And hidden in the code not public in the disclaimer but hidden in the code.
There is a -- -- you waive any reasonable right.
To privacy of your personal information that transiting -- or the storage -- it and then it goes on the say the government has the right.
To use your information what is termed any lawful purpose so.
The primary issue -- trying to raise is.
Your privacy rights are RV and run over.
On this web site number one.
Number two the Obama administration.
Is hiding that they're running over your privacy rides.
And number three the law specifically designed.
To protect your medical privacy hip.
In my mind is to have violated them under this now.
And we just put up on the screen that section of the colon and -- -- Wallace just a -- And since it's not something that the average user -- is when they go on.
They don't have to be no worry about being held to it but there's no other reason that I can think of why would be buried in the -- -- if they don't want to protect themselves and give themselves the option to do exactly that today into the records and to make sure that you have no rights really.
Over your own information now on the line also -- argument congressman and that you know he says that they didn't ask any really personal medical questions.
You've also raised the issue that that shows that in in fact in your mind at least some of those questions do you cross over that line.
You know what where -- we go from here I mean everybody watched yesterday what happened in there but I think a lot of people think.
You know even if I'm not gonna sign up for this you know get on the website and sign up even if I have medical insurance people all over the country are finding out that there.
Their situation is changing dramatically anyway.
Well on the specific problem of protecting privacy that's fixable.
The Obama administration the Democrats -- the committee.
A in the united with myself and chairman Upton and Republicans.
And and and fix it -- they can change that -- they can -- -- they can put a clear and specific right to privacy protection.
That people say so that's a fixable problem on the bigger problem.
Of of obamacare itself.
It's not it's just not working.
And so I am introducing the OCA.
The Obama care choice act which makes it voluntary for a year not delay it go ahead and let -- go into place but let people choose to participate or nine.
They wouldn't be able -- Levy any fine against somebody who again is chooses not that I had and that's -- they're clearly part of a way to finance says so that might be problematic environment.
Watching this program.
And they're gonna do that anyway.
The Democrats are beginning to say we ought to delay it.
Well they make it voluntary is not as strong as delay and it it just lets the American people to my -- and I have a feeling that's what the president's -- in that doing.
A process I'm Carson -- I do -- your thoughts on what you're gonna wanna ask Kathleen Sebelius when she appears before.
Your committee next week what -- what -- now.
Well I'm -- I'm gonna ask -- who made the decision to hide the privacy waiver.
I'm gonna ask her to fix it.
And I'm gonna ask some questions about the cost.
This Obama -- going to be hugely expensive.
It's not gonna save money it's going to cost money.
And now I ask your support either making -- voluntary or delaying it until we get it right and if we can get all right let's -- it.
And act as what to think about it and achieve the people who want her to resign or not people she works for.
-- thought for a living out I'm not I'm not rated answer to resign that.
Because I don't think she is the only culprit.
But I do think she's got a lot to be accountable for fair enough congressman -- good to have you here sir I'll see you next week and that the next hearing and --
Filter by section