Monday, June 17, 2013

 

Surveillance state: Next they want your private health information


Protected health information, or PHI, is highly protected under federal law, but the latest ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services allows agencies to trade the information to verify that Obamacare applicants are getting the minimum amount of health insurance coverage they need from the health "exchanges."

The ruling, explained on pages 72-73 of the book-thick guidance, does not mention any requirement that applicants first OK the release of their PHI.


by Larry Geller

Kiss your health secrets goodbye, they are about to embark on a long, uncertain journey.

See: Obamacare will share personal health info with federal, state agencies (Washington Examiner, 6/17/2013).

Officials said the swapping of information is simply meant to help figure the best insurance coverage of Obamacare users.

Oh, sure. For some reason they are asking us to trust them this time.



Comments:

This sounds like the latest right wing fringe attack on Obamacare. Going to wait a couple days to see what the facts are.
 

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