Skip to comments.Privacy advocates fear massive fed health database
Posted on 11/06/2010 2:42:12 PM PDT by goldendays
Privacy advocates fear massive fed health database U.S. Office of Personnel Management wants to collect data from three health programs Several privacy groups have raised alarms over plans by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to build a database that would contain information about the healthcare claims of millions of Americans.
The concerns have surfaced because the OPM has provided few details about the new database and because the data collected will be shared with law enforcement, third-party researchers and others. In a letter to OPM Director John Berry, the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and 15 other organizations asked the agency to release more details on the need for the database and how the data contained in it will be protected and used.
The OPM "should not create this massive database full of detailed individual health records without giving the public a full and fair chance to evaluate the specifics of the program," the letter cautioned. It also called upon the OPM to delay its proposed Nov. 15 launch date for the database because there was not enough time for independent observers to evaluate the proposal.
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Then there's the ILLEGALS....I won't call them immigrants because they are not!! They are criminals.
Dr. David Janda explains rationing
Lovely. As if the government doesn't already require too much information, now they're going to collect it and distribute it to whomever they please. Of course, the government will likely exempt itself from HIPAA, unlike private health care providers.
It is the cost of paperwork that has driven up the cost of healthcare.
Imagine how much more layers of lunacy this bill will pile on overburdened health providers.
Many years ago, physicians’ practices had more doctors and nurses than office workers. Today, most practices have to contract ‘administrators’ or hire dozens of clerks to keep records, update DEA, hospital privileges, HMO panels, obtain permissions/referrals, bill Medicare, submit insurance claims and file for bankruptcy.
Seems appropriate to post the visual of the nightmare we have been saddled with. REPEAL!
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection housed entirely in the Fed Reserve will collect ALL of anyones micro-transaction that it wishes for consumer control, taxation, financial behavior control. At the “company store” of financial products, we will be able to “choose”...expect no choices from the free enterprise sphere. It is not just Obamacare, it is the Bureau too with the ultimate database for manipulation for ITS purposes. COngress has handed you over to the Fed. It is akin to a kind of receivership, and Congress has washed its hands entirely from representing you with regard to the handling and future of your financial status. You are “In the good hands of the Fed now”.
Law enforcement is the least of your worries.
Medicacl records have family and personal history.
Alcoholism in the family? Aids in the family?
CANCER in the family.
This is just a small list. But anyone that believes these an other factor will not be used by the New Government Health care Panel to decide YOUR treatment are whistling past your own grave.
It happened before in you know where and it WILL happen here.
The american people nationwide have rose up to stop the Radical Left that has made every effort to enslave the American People. But that is NOT enough. We must demand that congress end once and for all the total HCR Bill and ALL of it’s progeny. ESPECIALLY the Fed HealthDatabase.
I am looking to hire a General Practitioner under the following conditions:
1. All treatment is administered in the home environment.
2. No insurance is accepted.
3. Little if any paperwork or electronic work needed.
4. Patient accepts full responsibility for understanding the limitations of home care.
5. If patient decides hospital care or ER care is required said patient shall hold harmless general practitioner.
6. Payment is rendered in services, skills, eggs, hens, pigs, or cows.
NO GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT.
The stimulus bill passed in 2009 had this in it.
1. Control medical records and private health information of every person in the United States, and penalize health professionals who refuse to release your personal information. ALREADY PASSED into law February 2009. Come 2014, YOU no longer control YOUR medical records.
2. Control delivery of all health services under the guise of comparative effectiveness research and the complete lives system that decides a persons value based on age. The federal health czars panel of bureaucrats and computers will decide whether or not you are worth the cost of treatment, and what treatment you will be approved to obtain. ALREADY PASSED into law February 2009.
Opposition researchers for political campaigns will have a field day.
Exactly, this is what even FReepers seem to lose in the overwhelming barrage of paperwork.
It is not just the stimulus or 0bamacare....it is having to undo all of it.
O wha ta goo sei me....
Funny how the Democrat Socialists are all up-in-arms about Net Neutrality but a massive, centralized Federal database with everyone’s records is just peachy to them.
More fodder for the House hearings. Get privacy experts as well as the bureaucrats from Big Brother (Sec S, and Dr. B) to testify on the Hill. Get the videos, and we will make them go viral.
Public support for appropriating these provisions of the Stimulus and 0bamacare will vanish.
After the information is collected, coded and entered into the computer by people with fingers;)
yes, but not always at the dr’s/clinic’s office, a lot are done by coders at home, then looked at by people like me to be paid or denied for more information!!!! ;)
Precisely - layers and layers of paperwork - then layers and layers of lawyers;)
Been there, done that! LOL!!!
REPUBLICANS SHOULD RESPOND:
Thanks to O/Care Americans will have now two brands of toothpaste---mint and plain.
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