How many times have you had to sign a HIPAA privacy form when seeing your doctor, dentist, chiropractor or any other medical professional? When you sign the form, are you aware of what it means and who, if anyone will have access to your medical records? Do you even know what the HIPAA Privacy Rule is?
According to the US. Department of Health and Human Services website:
“The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.”
“Most of us believe that our medical and other health information is private and should be protected, and we want to know who has this information. The Privacy Rule, a Federal law, gives you rights over your health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive your health information. The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals’ protected health information, whether electronic, written, or oral. The Security Rule is a Federal law that requires security for health information in electronic form.”
Now that you believe that your medical records are safe and secure and that no one can gain access to them without your permission, the government department that is protecting them wants to give the federal government carte blanc access to all your records.
The Department of Health and Human Services just ended the acceptance of public comment concerning their proposed biosurveillance plan. It is part of the overall HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s “National Health Security Strategy” plan. Supposedly, the plan would allow the government to have access to medical records including lab tests and diagnostics in order to help them be better prepared for critical health issues.
Cheryl Chumley, reporter for the Washington Times and author of the upcoming Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality commented about the HHS biosurveillance plans, saying:
“Once again, under the guise of lending a helping hand and protecting American citizens, the federal government is trying to peer into our private lives. And really, it’s no surprise. Obamacare truthers warned way back that letting the government get in the health care game would mean the government would eventually need access to our private medical records.”
“Here we are. HHS is poised to collect data on our doctor visits for research. I’m not comfortable with the federal government knowing me that intimately.”
Chumley is right and I was one of those Obamacare truthers that said early on that it would lead to the government having access to all of our private medical records. Why else would Obamacare require that all of our records be entered and stored in electronic databases that could be accessed by anyone with the right credentials?
Having access to your medical records will undoubtedly be used to control what treatments and medications you will allowed access to. It will help the government identify people with serious health issues that are a drain on the system, which in turn will lead to restrictions as to their care in the hopes that they will die sooner, thus ending the financial drain.
The NSA and who knows who else is spying on our emails, phone calls and internet use. The IRS is targeting conservatives, patriots and Christians and trying to control our freedom of speech. The Department of Homeland Security is monitoring our movements and who knows what else. Now the Department of Health and Human Services wants to give Uncle Obama free access to spy on our private health issues. Before you know it, they’ll be monitoring how many times we go to the bathroom, eat, how many hours we sleep, work, play and relax.
If you want to see what our lives under Obama’s socialism looks like, I strongly suggest you read George Orwell’s novel 1984 as Big Brother is watching us more and more.