When it comes to socialized healthcare, there’s a HIPAA in the room

September 27th, 2007

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) ensures the privacy of your personal health information.

HIPPAA is the reason why we have to stand away from the reception desk now when another patient is speaking to a nurse or even a receptionist.

Of course, cialis buy tadalafil if the Left ever manages to socialize healthcare, cialis sale treatment any bureaucrat with a keyboard will be able to find out what drugs you take, click what birth control you use, and whether or not you have a venereal disease.

So here’s the irony: the same people who don’t trust the government to fight terrorism using warrantless wiretaps would give that selfsame government access to the fact that you’re seeing a psychiatrist.

Crazy, ain’t it?

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  • 1. tee bee  |  September 27th, 2007 at 10:37 am

    the same people who don’t trust the government to fight terrorism using warrantless wiretaps would give that selfsame government access to the fact that you’re seeing a psychiatrist.

    But you don’t get it! They’re both for your own good – the people who want to control a Republican-led government, and the people who want to control a corporate-led health care effort.

    See how that works? It’s all about the right people controlling the other people. Which, if you don’t understand, must make you one of the other people.

  • 2. capper  |  September 27th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    One could always transpose the actors in the last paragraph, and it would still hold true.

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