Privacy – Foreign to Obamacare?
‘Do no harm’ has been a medical motto for centuries. But when government bullies its way into the business of health, we find harm all over the place. Will healthcare find the courage to tell Big Brother ‘no’? This past month on Eagle Forum Live, Anne Cori interviewed Twila Brase, President of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, about keeping our data confidential.
Twila Brase is a Certified Public Health Nurse on the front line of the healthcare debate, informing the public of crucial privacy concerns, the intrusive aspects of Obamacare, and the full implications of so-called “health care reform.” She cautioned listeners that the HIPAA privacy form patients are asked to sign in the doctors’ office does not provide them with a shred of privacy rights: instead, the form gives 2.2 million entities access to patient medical records. Hospitals frequently pressure patients to sign the HIPAA forms, but they are not legally required to do so: Brase urged patients to decline.
Today’s medical data collection starts early: all 50 states collect the DNA of infants, some states store it, and 4 even claim a child’s DNA as state government property. A government hungry for information is a government hungry for control: in the medical community, Obamacare has opened up the floodgates for both.
Additionally, in a world of hackers, the possibility of Americans’ private information in the wrong hands is serious indeed: the proposed National Patient ID would exacerbate this risk. Meanwhile, the dignity of patients also suffers as a result of government intrusion: Brase argued that a National Patient ID would negatively impact the patient-doctor relationship.
Obamacare, the future of medicine, keeping your children’s data confidential …you can find the entire conversation between Anne Cori and Twila Brase by visiting the radio archives page at EagleForum.org/radio. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom is a patient-centered national health freedom organization that works to protect patient choices and privacy.
What you sign in the doctor’s office could come back to hurt you. Do you know your privacy rights? Fighting the system is hard and time-consuming, but our privacy depends on it.