Skip to comments.Privacy Only for Gun Owners (If obamacare Section 2716 not repealed)
Posted on 01/15/2013 12:14:13 PM PST by jazusamo
Section 2716 of the Obama health law bars the government from making doctors or hospitals collect information on who owns a gun. Suddenly this little known provision tucked into page 776 of the law is provoking outrage from gun opponents objecting to the National Rifle Association's political clout. In truth, the NRA should be applauded for insisting on privacy protections in the Obama health law. If the American Medical Association and patients' rights groups had fought as hard and successfully as the NRA, all patients would enjoy privacy protections.
Under Obamacare, you don't have to worry that your gun ownership will be recorded in a national medical database accessible to thousands of eyes. But you do have to worry who will read about your sexual shortcomings, IQ, depression, bouts of alcoholism, mastectomy, family medical history and other things you confidentially tell your doctor.
The Obama health law requires you to enroll in the one-size-fits-all "qualified" health plan, and then gives the federal government unlimited authority over doctors, hospitals and nurses paid by that plan. Section 1311 of the law says that "qualified" insurance plans can pay only those health care providers who follow whatever regulations the Secretary of Health and Human Services imposes to improve "quality." That could be everything in medicine.
Anti-gun groups accused the NRA of being "paranoid" for demanding assurances that the federal government would not use the health law to identify who owns guns. Paranoid? It's in the works. The Washington Post reported on December 31 that anti-gun groups are calling for the repeal of Section 2716 to facilitate research and prevention.
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“Docs against Glocks”
If you libs just throw out obamacare, we’ll learn to live with the consequences.....
How is your doctor or hospital going to know that you have a gun? Just tell them no.
Correct for those of us that are aware, but I’m sure there are millions who would tell their Doc all if the Doc is permitted to ask.
What if a doctor asked if you had money in your bank account?
Obamacare allows that.
Section 163) and Subsection 1173A of this measure, "Standardize Electronic Transactions" has a provision (a)(2)(B) that ensures that this new governmental power: "be authoritative, permitting no additions or constraints for electronic transactions ..." (C) "be comprehensive, efficient and robust, requiring minimal augmentation by paper transactions or clarification by further communications;" and, finally, (D) enable the real-time (or near real-time) determination of an individuals financial responsibility at the point of service and, to the extent possible, prior to service, including whether the individual is eligible for a specific service with a specific physician at a specific facility, which may include utilization of a machine-readable health plan beneficiary identification card;" ... (E) "enable, where feasible, near real-time adjudication of claims ..."
The writers need to educate themselves on the Federal law popularly known as HIPAA before they go off half-cocked with the claim that only gun owners have privacy protections. (That’s a polite way of saying they’re clueless idiots.)