ObamaCare Enforces Mandatory Home Inspections by Government Workers- Disputed!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a warning that alleges that government workers will be performing home inspections thanks to a provision in the Affordable Healthcare Act.

The Truth:

This warning is way over the top and crosses into the territory of what we would call an unproven conspiracy theory.   There is a home visiting program under the Department of Health and Human Services for families receiving government handouts that the agency would categorize “at risk.”  

According to the Health and Human Services website this program is focused towards those “who are struggling to get into the middle class.” 

This does not mean that government agents will be knocking on doors demanding to search the homes of every resident in the country.

This program has been in operation since July 2010 when the the Health and Human Services agency announced that it had received $88 million “for Home Visiting Program to Improve the Wellbeing of Children and Families.”  The Affordable Healthcare Act will be providing this department with $1.5 billion over the course of five years for the home visitation program. 

With such a budget the government simply does not have the resources to check on all 314,000,000 residents in the U.S.   

Posted 08/20/13  

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:


Grassfire’s Liberty News team is reporting on a little-known aspect of ObamaCare — FORCED HOME INSPECTIONS.

Simply put, provisions of ObamaCare allow federal agents to activate forced home inspections. The inspections are being sold as a simple act to ensure eligibility, but upon digging deeper we find the agents will have broad authority in using the new tool to clamp down on privacy and violate American rights.

Homeschool your kids? Smoke a cigar from time to time? Have a member who was at one time active duty military? ObamaCare enables agents to force a home inspection upon you.

And no state will be off limits to the ObamaCare inspections.

Other Version:

1 day ago | US | Posted by Joshua Cook
August 13, 2013

Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.

According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted.

The Health and Human Services website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the high-risk categories below:

Families where mom is not yet 21.
Families where someone is a tobacco user.
Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities.
Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States.

There is no reference to Medicaid being the determinant for a family to be eligible.

In 2011, the HHS announced $224 million will be given to support evidence-based home visiting programs to help parents and children. Individuals from the state will implement these leveraging strategies to enhance program sustainability.

Constitutional attorney and author Kent Masterson Brown states,

This is not a voluntary program. The eligible entity receiving the grant for performing the home visits is to identify the individuals to be visited and intervene so as to meet the improvement benchmarks. A homeschooling family, for instance, may be subject to intervention in school readines and social-emotional developmental indicators. A farm family may be subject to intervention in order to prevent child injuries. The sky is the limit.

Although the Obama administration would claim the provision applies only to Medicaid families, the new statute, by its own definition, has no such limitation. Intervention may be with any family for any reason. It may also result in the child or children being required to go to certain schools or taking certain medications and vaccines and even having more limited or no interaction with parents. The federal government will now set the standards for raising children and will enforce them by home visits.
Part of the program will require massive data collecting of private information including all sources of income and the amount gathered from each source.

A manual called Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention includes firearms as potential safety hazard and will require inspectors to verify safety compliance and record each inspection into a database.

Last session South Carolina Rep. Bill Chumley introduced a bill, H.3101 that would nullify certain provisions of Obamacare. The bill would give the state attorney general the authority to authorize law enforcement to arrest federal agents for trespassing. It would make forced home inspections under Obamacare illegal in South Carolina. It passed in the House but died in the senate.

Kent Brown and Rep. Rick Quinn discuss forced home inspections under Obamacare in the video below.