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Universal Background Checks and Physician Reporting Are Just Plain Frightening

Dot462 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 1:08 PM
It's true that a lot of information sharing with regard to medical records requires patient consent or a subpoena (or, in the case of mental health information, a court order), but remember that Obama's goal is to have an electronic medical record within five years of passing the ACA and that record would be able to be accessed nationwide. Of course, that's probably impossible since there's no national standard for the EMR and many of these current programs don't talk to each other. There's already a court decision (Tarasoff) which requires psychiatric professionals to report to law enforcement if a patient threatens others and that particular information doesn't need patient consent.

For years now, we've heard from all types, ranging from the "over-informed" to the just plain ignorant, claiming that under President Obama the nation isn't just moving towards "socialism," but rather in a direction in which liberty truly disappears quickly and tyranny creeps in and takes its place.

But even for those who may have been primarily fiscal conservatives and who otherwise believed social policy should lean toward a "mind your own business" approach, several of the gun-control proposals coming from President Obama likely came as a shock.

I don't even want to get into what qualifies as...