Economic stimulus? Feds want your medical recordsSubmitted by xxx-by_request on Wed, 01/28/2009 - 03:20
Posted: January 27, 2009
9:00 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
A little-discussed provision in President Obama's economic stimulus plan would demand that every American submit to a government program for electronic medical records without a choice to opt out, and it has privacy advocates more than a little alarmed.
Patients might be alarmed, too, privacy advocates said, if they realized information such as documentation on abortions, mental health problems, impotence, being labeled as a non-compliant patient, lawsuits against doctors and sexual problems could be shared electronically with, perhaps, millions of people.
Sue A. Blevins, president of the Institute for Health Freedom, said unless people have the right to decide "if and when" their health information is shared, there is no real privacy.
"President Obama has pledged to advance freedom," she said. "Therefore the freedom to choose not to participate in a national electronic health-records system must be upheld."
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I found another link on this it is from the Institute for Health Freedom