ObamaCare "Privacy": Between You, Your Doctor -- and the Government

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Sep 16, 2013 11:50 AM
ObamaCare "Privacy": Between You, Your Doctor -- and the Government

The moral of this story is: Just Say No.

Betsey McCaughey explains how, under ObamaCare, hospitals and physicians will be pressured -- under threat of financial penalty -- to collect highly personal information from patients, including information about their sex lives and drug use.

Strangely, we hear nothing from those who locate abortion rights within the emanations of the penumbra of a right to privacy.  Perhaps in their formulation, women have the right to an abortion -- but not so  much the right to keep those abortions private. Hm.

In any case, the proper response from any freedom-loving American to a doctor compelled to ask intrusive personal questions at the behest of the federal government is: Decline to answer.  Not the government's business.