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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Feds’ biosurveillance to grab private medical records

'Here we are. HHS is poised to collect data on our doctor visits for research'

Patient confidentiality laws? Not here.

The Department of Health and Human Services just closed a public comment period for a proposal that would give the federal government access to Americans’ private medical records, all in the name of security.

The so-called “biosurveillance” system contained in a draft of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s “National Health Security Strategy” plan is being billed as a simple means of communicating “critical health” issues among medical and government professionals to protect Americans.

Specifically, it calls for the government to do a better job of achieving a “health situational awareness [that] includes biosurveillance and other health and non-health inputs” to include lab tests and diagnostics, a draft of the policy stated.



lmclain said...

"Biosurveillance"??? WTF?? Their explanation doesn't even make any sense. I (and I'm sure, millions of other citizens) don't want or need some faceless bureaucrat keeping up "health situational awareness" on me. And how in the hell does that help "security??
They are so used to scaring the sheep into following the latest Nazi program with tag lines about "security, children, and terrorism", that they don't even worry if it makes sense.
THIS one surely doesn't, but
keep cheering anyway.

Anonymous said...

So if my doc is a quack, and many of them are, I am labeled for life, in his quakery notations .... nice

Next will be forced medicating.

Just like the fluoride they poison you with everytime you take a drink.

Your quack says you are mentally ill, you will be forced medicated whether you need it or not.