Skip to comments.Under ObamaCare, Doctor's Visits Will Be Interrogations
Posted on 09/14/2013 8:22:57 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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Under ObamaCare, Doctor's Visits Will Be Interrogations
By BETSY MCCAUGHEY Posted 09/13/2013 06:18 PM ET
If you think the Obama health law is only for the uninsured and you won't be affected, you're in for a surprise next time you go to the doctor. Be prepared for questions unrelated to why you are seeking medical help questions that you don't want to answer.
Whether you're at the dermatologist or the cardiologist, you'll likely be asked: "Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?"
Doctors are being turned into government agents, pressured financially to ask questions they consider inappropriate and unnecessary, and to violate their Hippocratic Oath to keep patients' records confidential.
Going to the doctor can be embarrassing. But for your own good, you confide things to a doctor you wouldn't tell anyone else. What is happening here is different.
"This is nasty business," says Dr. Adam Budzikowski, a New York cardiologist, who called the sex question "insensitive, stupid, and very intrusive." He could not think of an occasion when a cardiologist would need such information.
Doctors and hospitals that don't comply with the federal government's electronic health records requirements forgo incentive payments now and face financial penalties from Medicare and Medicaid starting in 2015. The Department of Health and Human Services has already paid out over $12.7 billion in incentives to doctors and hospitals.
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Name, Number and Symptoms.
Hitler would feel right at home among the Gestapo/SS in this Regime and this Congress, wanna bet? Perhaps they will start putting your government number or data file number on your wrist?
Who are the 4 dopes standing around the king?
You got that right.
The latest bullshit from a government completely out of control.
medical care by NSA?
Just say no.
If NSA was smart they would have a Barber division. LOL
Yep. Nothing else, nothing else is necessary to treat. I go once a year for a physical. Healthy as a horse. Been 15+ years since I needed anything. I won’t be answering any other questions.
In John Le Carres books, the Master Spy, George Smiley is a Priest.
Tell me your confessions.
I assume, that with this, doctor-patient confidentiality is now a thing of the past. ‘Your’ doctor is now an agent of the Government. How soon before they do the same thing with other professionals, such as lawyers and accountants?
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
My mom was telling me about a cashier asking for her phone number and mom told her “you don’t need that” ... which is true, but it got her a couple of nasty looks from the cashier. When I have this happen, I find that saying “no thank you” is an extremely polite, kinda’ fun way to answer because it’s not what they expect. I usually get a very puzzled look, then the ‘no’ part sinks in and they proceed, but it doesn’t ruffle any feathers. I plan to use the same “no thank you “ to any intrusive questions at the doc’s office. It’s going to be like those 40-miles-inside-the-border DHS stops where folks keep repeating “am I being detained?” and “am I free to go?”. Eventually DHS gives up ... I suspect the docs will give up even faster and move to the next intrusive question.
My wife is a medical coder, so she’ll probably have code all this crap. Give long and detailed answers. Change your story on every visit. Learn to tell sea stories from any Navy vets you know. Make up fantastic stuff.
Help keep my wife working, America!
Already in the works....
The Eunuch Speaker Boehner
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Forward to everyone for comments regarding our loss of freedom!! Boner is too gutless to stop this destruction of our country. He should resign, IMO.