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Lawmaker: Doctors shouldn't be asking patients about guns
THE HILL ^ | Jan 16, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 01/17/2013 7:38:05 AM PST by KeyLargo

Lawmaker: Doctors shouldn't be asking patients about guns By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/16/13 03:33 PM ET

Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), who was a family physician before coming to Congress in 2009, argued on Wednesday that doctors have no right to ask patients about their status as gun owners, as an executive order from President Obama would encourage them to do.

"I came to Congress as a family physician with great concerns about the federal government intruding on the doctor-patient relationship," Fleming said. "By his executive actions today, President Obama is pushing the government further into the exam room.

"He's trying to press doctors into government service by pushing them to ask patients, even child patients, if there are guns in their home. After more than thirty years of operating a family practice, I can tell you it should not be the business of a family physician to take inventory of the guns in a patient's home."

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TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; doctors; guncontrol; gunowners; questions; secondamendment
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1 posted on 01/17/2013 7:38:12 AM PST by KeyLargo
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How to Nullify Doctor Questioning
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Doctor: Do you own a gun?
Patient: My answer is "Declined to answer."
Doctor: Sorry, I can only put Yes or No.
Patient: My answer is "Declined to answer." If you record any answer OTHER than that, you will have intentionally falsified a medical record, which I will report to the state medical board the moment I leave your office.
2 posted on 01/17/2013 7:42:08 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: KeyLargo

People lie to their doctors all the time...

Mark


3 posted on 01/17/2013 7:44:42 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Doctor: Do you own a gun?
Patient: Do you have sex with farm animals?


4 posted on 01/17/2013 7:47:33 AM PST by AbnSarge
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To: KeyLargo

Doctor: “Do you own a gun?”
Patient: “I’d tell you, but that would only spoil the surprise.”


5 posted on 01/17/2013 7:48:09 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: KeyLargo

How is this really any different than anyone asking you? I’ll talk to just about anyone about my guns. We do it here on FR all the time.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 7:50:50 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: KeyLargo

Obama is a communist,dictator piece of crap

it must be impeached

Obama is a communist, evil, piece of crap dictator that must be impeached. It uses a statistically nonexistent event to take away our rights and freedom .

These stupid mass shootings are statistically NONEXISTANT events. the news media has made this mass shooting the event that everyone is talking about for the last month.

Less than 100 people get killed in mass shootings per year.

Criminals rape 300,000 women per year in the U.S.

Criminals invade 2.5 million homes per year . These last 2 are real events and threats.

100,000 Americans dies each year in accidents.

millions of Americans die in the U.S. each year of causes not by a mass shooter only less than 100 do.

There are 50, events per year where lighting kills Americans. There are just a handful now of mass shooting events. but the news media makes sure that every mass shooting is reported on trillions of times to every American and that the shooter is world famous more so than any star.

Mass shootings didn’t happen in the 1800’s or did so with even less frequency then. the news media causes these “events” now as that is where they get the idea to copy cat and also some to become famous


7 posted on 01/17/2013 7:51:13 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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8 posted on 01/17/2013 7:53:26 AM PST by baddog 219
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Most people do not know that Obamacare has already instituted a so-called “Wellness Exam”, which is nothing more than a questioning session done by a nurse of Medicare patients.

This, of course is only done in the quest for cost savings and prevention according to the government. The question regarding guns in the home, I am certain will be added to the list.

“The annual wellness visit, which has been offered by Medicare since January of 2011 as part of the Affordable Care Act signed into law two years ago by President Obama, is seen as a way to get seniors medical care upfront to avoid a costly hospitalization down the road.

“The wellness visit is not a physical exam but a way for a doctor to talk to the patient and ask questions about chronic conditions like diabetes or depression.”

“The term “physical” is often used to describe wellness care. But Medicare does not pay for a traditional, head-to-toe physical. Medicare does pay for a wellness visit once a year to identify health risks and help you to reduce them. At your wellness visit, our health care team will take a complete health history and provide several other services:

” Screenings to detect depression,....”

“a personal risk assessment (including any mental health conditions);”

“a review of functional ability and level of safety;”

“a review of the initial personal risk assessment;”

http://www.mymedicarematters.org/StayingHealthy/Services/services_depression.php

http://www.cahealthadvocates.org/news/basics/2011/wellness.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2012/04/24/obamacares-medicare-wellness-benefit-nobody-knows-about/


9 posted on 01/17/2013 7:54:27 AM PST by KeyLargo
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My doctors and nurse practitioners at the VA medical system are already asking this as part of their routine questioning. Hmmmm, why would the Obama administration want to sieze firearms from veterans?


10 posted on 01/17/2013 8:03:11 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Doctor: Do you own a gun?
Patient: You are not on the “need to know” list for that information.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 8:03:32 AM PST by Brownie63
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To: baddog 219

"Daddy has big, scary guns"

12 posted on 01/17/2013 8:09:41 AM PST by KeyLargo
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My doc can ask all he wants, and I’ll refuse to answer.

But, then again, he won’t. He’s my academy classmate and he thinks the same of the Obamadork as I (and the vast, vast, VAST majority of my class) do.

Actually, I’d consider poor performance reports on ANY military individual who supports the dork.

It’s just plain poor judgement, and indicates that that individual has not read the constitution.

Of course, the real test will come when the military has to make certain decisions.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 8:16:04 AM PST by Da Coyote
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With ObamaCare, once they know who have and don’t have guns, they can decide if who gets health care insurance or not. If you don’t get health care insurance, you are breaking the law and will be assessed a penalty tax until you do get insurance. Nudge!


14 posted on 01/17/2013 8:16:24 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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The Kenyan Thug's executive order has NO subsequence or consequence for average citizens. His executive orders are only binding on department, agencies, contractors, and employees of the federal government.

Impeach the thug.
15 posted on 01/17/2013 8:18:16 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“My doctors and nurse practitioners at the VA medical system are already asking this as part of their routine questioning. Hmmmm, why would the Obama administration want to sieze firearms from veterans?”

Coburn wants decisions by judge rather than VA for impaired troops By David Sherfinski
The Washington Times

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, wants veterans who have been deemed “mentally incompetent” to have their cases adjudicated by a judge — rather than the Department of Veterans Affairs, as happens currently — and argued that veterans who simply cannot support themselves financially are needlessly given the label and, as such, cannot buy or possess firearms.

“We’re not asking for anything big,” Mr. Coburn said Thursday evening on the Senate floor. “We’re just saying that if you’re going to take away the Second Amendment rights ... they ought to have it adjudicated, rather than mandated by someone who’s unqualified to state that they should lose their rights.”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/3/change-on-veterans-gun-rights-lights-fire/print/#ixzz2IFXctnUb
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16 posted on 01/17/2013 8:18:26 AM PST by KeyLargo
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I see my doc once a year for an annual inspection. At least half of the visit is dedicated to sharing firearms and hunting stories. He’s not participating in the “game”.


17 posted on 01/17/2013 8:24:45 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: KeyLargo
Obama obviously does not understand HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which has been the law of the land since 1996. This law addressed, among other things, the privacy of health data. No member of the medical profession (doctors, nurses, laboratory workers, etc.) are permitted to reveal ANY information shared with them in confidence by a patient. I teach in a community college and we dismissed a student last summer who had already gone through the graduation ceremony but had not completed all of her clinical requirements. She violated HIPPA by posting a comment about a patient on Facebook so a degree she spent more than two years of her life working toward was denied her due to her own negligence. Any doctor worth the paper his diploma is printed on should refuse to report anything about guns or other personal patient information to the federal government.
18 posted on 01/17/2013 8:25:41 AM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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which has been the law of the land since 1996

The arrogant ass in the white house doesn't care about law. In his mind (and the minds of his upporters) he's been elected dictator so that every whim of his narcissistic personality must be followed by the masses of us common citizens

19 posted on 01/17/2013 8:30:12 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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20 posted on 01/17/2013 8:30:32 AM PST by baddog 219
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