I worked on electronic medical records at the end of my career, and the insurance companies have full access to your data. So does every employee. There are supposed "safeguards" to keep employees from looking at records they are not supposed to look at, but no one checks those records unless a patient files a complaint. And of course, since the patients all think HIPPA is protecting their privacy, why would they ever think people were looking at their records who shouldn't?
HIPPA was about GIVING access to insurance companies and the government. As usual, the nickname of "The Privacy Act" was a bit of humorous whitewash. The only people who can't get information on you is your family.
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