HIPAA - THE HEALTH CARE PRIVACY SCAM
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© April 2016, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
The privacy of the your medical records is one of the most important aspects of the doctor-patient relationship. You should be able to speak freely with your doctor, and not fear that every word you say may be shared with dozens of government agencies. However, that is exactly what occurs with the recent HIPPA law.
These days, if you visit a hospital, clinic or most doctors’ offices, you will be given a “privacy statement” that you must sign. What people do not realize is you are signing away your privacy! What is worse, you are forced to do so by the US government.
HIPAA is called the “privacy law”. In fact, it destroys privacy of the doctor-patient relationship and is a complete scam. HIPAA is described in nice terms as follows on one website:
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known by its initials HIPAA, was an act delivered in Congress in 1996 that protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families while between jobs. Among many other things, HIPAA establishes standards for electronic health care transactions around the United States and addresses the issues of privacy and security of health care information.
Now for the truth. HIPAA destroys your health care privacy. It is preparing the people of America for total government access to your private information and thus, total control over health care.
Unconstitutional. HIPAA is obviously contrary to the spirit of our federal and state constitutions, but the Supreme Court of The United States is too corrupt today to see this. I will quote the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.”
The Fourth Amendment is supposed to protect people from random government searches of all of their private records. Lack of privacy and random government surveillance is typical of dictators.
In case the language seems a little esoteric, I will explain. Normally, if the government wants information about you, they must go to a judge and get a search warrant, based upon probable cause. This means that there must be a good reason given for why they need the information, usually in connection with a crime that has been committed.
Also, the search warrant must be specific. This means that they cannot just demand to see all of your private papers, including health care records. This is an important check on government power.
Now read the HIPAA statement you are forced to sign at doctors offices in the USA or the doctor will not see you. It says your medical records may be shared with about 45 government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service! The hospital or doctor may not share your information with your best friend, but they can share it with thousands of faceless bureaucrats in Washington, DC and elsewhere.
THE ARGUMENT FOR NO PRIVACY
Some argue that medical records should be available to the government so that if you are in an accident, for example, your records will be available quickly to help you avoid drugs you are allergic to, for example.
The answer to this argument is that if one wishes to share medical information with the government, that is fine. But it should not be forced, as it is currently under the HIPAA law. Also, you should have the power to decide which medical information is shared, which is not the case with HIPAA.
So this argument for HIPAA is a ruse. The real agenda is to get rid of your privacy, which power-hungry, snooping government workers do not like.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT HIPAA
What needs to be done is to repeal it. I hope that Americans will wake up and realize how their government is just taking away your rights, day by day, and that HIPAA is a great example of this.