Skip to comments.Patient Privacy Goes Out the Window and Into the ObamaCare Data Hub
Posted on 09/22/2013 2:49:52 AM PDT by markomalley
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- "ObamaCare" as it will be forever known in the annals of failed, big-government policies -- wants to know what you've been up to in your sex life. It's ironic that ObamaCare, passed in the dead of night with only Democrat votes, should make such an egregious attempt to violate the privacy rights of medical patients. After all, wasn't it the Democratic Party that held a national convention in 2012 celebrating abortion and claiming a woman's "choice" should be a private matter between her and her doctor?
In fact, the 2012 Democratic National Platform stated:
"Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way" [Emphasis mine].
For a party so certain that a right to privacy exists in the Constitution specifically for abortion, it is odd to learn that the government, through ObamaCare, seeks the "intensely personal" information patients share with doctors about their sexual practices. Of course, ObamaCare is going to use taxpayer funds to pay for abortions, so maybe they won't ask abortion-related questions. But, apparently, all other sex-related topics will be fair game.
What kind of questions will you face when you go to the doctor -- any type of doctor -- under ObamaCare's magical world of "affordable" health care coverage? (By the way, these intrusive questions will be found in your doctor's office, even if you are not covered through an ObamaCare exchange plan, because they are part of the new, mandated "free" preventive services.)
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Woe to any Republican woman candidate who has had an abortion. Woe to any Republican man candidate who has had a sexually transmitted disease. Such information will be used against them in their campaigns. It’s the Democrats way of doing politics, as in theTEA Party and IRS scandal.
The correct answer to the sex questions is.
“I have sex every day and with just one ‘partner’, I get screwed by the government daily.”
The scary part is what will they put in your records that isn’t true? How would you fight that! Dirty b@stards!
And all of Obamas supporters will have their VD records in the hands of bureaucratic.
They KNOW how we VOTE, who we give money to....EVERYTHING ABOUT US...it's FRIGHTENING!!
Has anyone done the math on the true cost of ‘insuring’ the 208 million Americans who are not already on Medicare (43 million) or Medicaid (53 million)??
note: Medicare - 36 million 65+ (7 million under age 65)
What kind of person doesn’t trust the federal government with private medical information?
If they are trustworthy enough for the IRS to hold all of our financial information from income and spending to charitable donations;
if they are trustworthy enough for the NSA to know who we call, when, for how long, and what we said (this last item only with permission or if they are really, really curious);
if they are trustworthy enough that we can be disarmed in many cities and some states while we trust the government to protect us from criminals who are still armed . . .
why wouldn’t we trust Barack Hussein Obama and his followers with the answers to every single question that a physician might want to ask us, whether for medical reasons or because the government wants to know?
Mark Steyn had it right when the health care provider starts in with these questions: “Okay, you first”.
If its good enough for OUR government to know THIS about me then it must be good enough for the ME to know THAT about you.
You’ve hit upon just how politicians are being controlled. One could be squeaky clean but they can make him a raper of dogs and cats. They can destroy anyone they want. They don’t mess with little people who pose no threat. But take someone like Joe the Plumber who makes obama look bad and they raked him over the coals.
On the other hand, it is going to be funny when liberal voters start asking these questions, and you know they’ll be truthful because their “Dear Leader” wants to know. They’re going to answer them. But they’re going to be pissed. This just proves that the politician have gotten all they need from the voter. They’re telling their supporters to piss off. From now on out those in charge will stay in charge until it’s time to select their replacement.
I went to my doctor 2 days ago.
The nurse said she had to ask me health questions.
She said “ I have to ask you if you are depressed.”
I answered “Yes. Every time I get a bill from this office I get very very depressed.”