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Stephen Kruiser

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May 1, 2013 - 11:05 pm

And you thought prospective employers checking out your Facebook page was bad.

The sharing of Americans’ health information is set to explode in coming years, with millions of patients’ medical records converted to electronic form and analyzed by health-care providers, insurers, regulators and researchers.

That has prompted concerns over privacy—and now, new federal rules that aim to give patients more control over their information are posing technical and administrative problems for the doctors and hospitals that have to implement them.

Information-technology experts say the challenges illustrate how difficult it may be to protect sensitive patient information as digitization of the health-care industry expands.

The least comforting part of this article is the fact that private information might be shared “inadvertently” whether you’ve paid cash and requested privacy or not. The unholy alliance between health care providers, the government and insurers opens up a Pandora’s box of privacy issues and your most private information could slip out merely because they’re all passing information back and forth. The formerly evil (they were the devil to the Left until they signed onto Obamacare) “Big Insurance” types can have overwhelming access to all of a health care provider’s records for “quality review” and “oversight”.

And if one “i” wasn’t dotted or “t” crossed, your supposedly secure information could slip into the hands of those from whom you’re trying to keep it.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Medicine has morphed into Obamacare-less. Why should anyone expect privacy from our new "treatment providers"?
49 weeks ago
49 weeks ago Link To Comment
I swear that the typo that appeared in the original concluding sentence wasn't there to prove a point about how easily it could happen. It was late and, as always, I blame Obamacare.
49 weeks ago
49 weeks ago Link To Comment
Well, remember how many staffers were fired after the Clinton WH examined 400 FBI files of prominent Repubs? Oh yeah, zero.

There will be complete access to all American's medical records in the DCCC War room. Shoot, they will probably laugh and brag about it.

Do you really think that people who will sit around eating a sandwich while Americans are bring killed in Benghazi, live in Night View color, really give a crap about your privacy rights?
49 weeks ago
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What's the big deal? It's not like you have a Constitutional right to privacy...unless you want to murder your unborn child.
49 weeks ago
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Americans – Like Nazi Germans – Don’t Notice that All of Our Rights Are Slipping Away (Part 3)!
http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/americans-like-nazi-germans-don-t-notice-that-all-of-our-rights-2
“Food For Thought”
God Bless America.
Semper Fi!
Jake
49 weeks ago
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Then there are the hackers. Why would researchers or marketers bother to go through government if hackers dump records on the net for free? What's to stop them from getting in and changing things around? Imagine a virus than randomly alters a digit here and there in every record? How much more damaging would that be than merely erasing data? The potential for mischief is endless.
49 weeks ago
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Of course, since the Government runs 0care, the Government can get access to your records without a "by-your-leave" to anyone, including you!
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