Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Obama fundamentally changes medical privacy

Anthony G. Martin writes at
Doctors will be told that there is no legal barrier to their reporting on their patients to the federal government on the issue of guns. The executive orders also inform doctors that they are not prohibited by law from asking their patients if they are gun owners. 
Thus, the inherent, traditional privacy that has characterized the doctor-patient relationship is now gone, unless Congress rescinds the executive orders in question. Obama stated in one of the executive orders that his new Obamacare law contains no requirement of privacy and supersedes the healthcare portability act of 1998 in which Congress strengthened the privacy of healthcare patients. Obamacare wiped out all legal protections of privacy.

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