Please File Your Comment Against Electronic Health Records by March 15!

March 9, 2010
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The institute for Health Freedom has brought to our attention the filing deadline for sending in your comments about the proposed national electronic records system. We agree with the Institute that the proposed system is a disaster because a) it will invade your privacy by allowing hundreds of thousands of parties to access your records and b) it will allow big brother (the government) to look over the shoulder of every prescribing natural health physician, which could easily lead to license revocation threats. Electronic records should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician.
To file your comment, please visit: http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#submitComment?R=0900006480a7c4a8

85 responses to “Please File Your Comment Against Electronic Health Records by March 15!”

  1. Laurelei Ballard says:

    Medical privacy should be inviolate. We must protect it at all costs. Electronic records are easily hacked and not easily guarded. Please protect one of our few remaining freedoms and personal rights.

  2. Debra Dolloff says:

    I find this an appalling idea, not only is it an invasion of our privacy, by the way, what happened to the Hipaa laws???? I also feel this will put many of us out of work, just what the country needs, more people without work. This entire Healther Care plan of this Democratic party is totally against everything this country stands for. Stop it NOW, give our country back!!!

  3. Electronic Medical Records will add to the cost of healht care besides being a MAJOR invasion of my basic right to PROVACY. Just think of the implications if someone’s medical record is hacked by lets say for example a bank or auto ins company who could base rates on health. What about those of us that want the FREEDOM to choose alternative NATURAL remedies to what ails us.
    Electronic Medical Records will make health care more impersonal than it already is—it will not stop assembly-line-medicine.
    my husband’s one dr has new emr system—it does not expedite lab results —-dr even gave my husband a copy of labs that were done mths ago—not the most recent labs

  4. Berkeley F Fuller says:

    I am NOT opposed ~ by definition ~ to electronic health records. However I am TOTALLY opposed to anyone owning them except the individual patient. Such records should be on a smart card, carried by each person ~ not circulating around the internet and “borrowed” by government, employers and insurance companies ~ to be used for all of their own sick, big-brother, greedy and destructive purposes ~ TOTALLY UN-MONITORABLE BY ANYONE. For once stuff goes electronic, it’s PUBLIC.
    There’s no safeguard for privacy of ANY sort once records are in ANYONE’s “system.”
    This means that e-med-records should be ONLY on our own smart cards. And that hospital systems can ONLY read such data, not copy or store it. Anyone who wants any other system needs to re-read George Orwell. For America is becoming more and more an information-managed, corporate Fascist state. Add our financial, credit and other private data with our medical records, and we are sitting ducks for government terrorism of many kinds. In case this sounds “paranoid,” the old statement applies: “We may feel paranoid, but also, they ARE out to get us.”

  5. Carl Watts says:

    Fed gov isn’t interested in protecting the privacy of the doctors or the patients. Even if they were, they CAN NOT do it. Any time any agency wanted to gather info, they would get the records just like they do your phone calls, your emails, your social networks.
    Giving them another huge data base is simply not wise.

  6. F Corr says:

    I value my privacy too highly to support electronic health records regulation/legislation. I do not wish to have my health records available to multiple parties other than my doctors and insurers.

  7. I think that the national electronic record system that is being proposed is a flagrant violation of privacy rights. I am totally opposed to it even if our privacy rights are guaranteed. I am tired of the government trying to violate individuals’ privacy. It is not right, and it is not what our founding fathers were intending for this country.

  8. Tell them NUTS!!!!! My privecy is a personal issue—-not ther.s!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Elena Marcus says:

    The national electronic health records will be the death knell of the FDA and the pharmadrug companies. Everyone will have access to see the disaster brought about by the pharmadrugs. it is actually the only way to determine true stats about the millions who are crippled and killed by NSAIDs, Statins, warfarins, etc. . As it is now, there is no way to have decent stats on short and long term effects of these drugs. The AMA and the FDA have set themselves up to have the emergency room forms overlap toxicity from drugs with toxicity from anything else. There is one fill- in box for all, then, down the line, where nobody actually fills out, there is a distinction being made between prescription drugs and other substances. However, these last boxes are never filled out. Besides the emergency room drug toxicity records, this open record will have the effect that anyone can draw stats on long term effects of drugs, such as liver, kidney, heart attack, strokes. We sacrifice privacy for truth in pharmadrug healthcare.
    Elena N. Marcus

  10. Shiu Hung says:

    Rather than wasting billions of dollars on electronic health records, the focus ought to be on guaranteeing quality health care for all Americans as a birthright. The insurance industry has sent 6,000 corporate lobbyists to Capitol Hill and spent nearly a billion dollars to influence Congress’s health ‘insurance’ legislation. The public supports universal, single-payer health care, but the health care legislation the insurance industry wrote is going to force each of us to buy insurance instead. “Adverse drug reaction” (better described as “pharmaceutical poisoning”) is the third-leading cause of death; and
    Preventable mistakes kill as many as 98,000 people in hospitals every year, with another 300,000 people injured due to medical errors. We need strong patient and consumer safety protections.
    Local governments are in a unique position to get to the root of the problem by creating community health care systems that emphasize prevention and ensure access to the cost-saving and effective care provided by naturopaths, midwives and integrative physicians.
    Allow individual states to establish SIngle Payer- improved and expanded Medicare, address ERISA laws,and lower Medicare eligibilty to 50. Vision, dental and hearing need to be included in Medicare, and the donut hole must be closed now. Obamacare is a bailout for insurance/Pharma/Wall Street, and will do nothing in terms of ensuring people have access to comprehensive health care as a human right, but rather institutionalizes all the inequalities and dysfunction, and unsustainability we currently have.

  11. B Sorensen says:

    I oppose of electronic records being allowed. I feel everyone’s privacy is already at risk with fraudulent activity on the internet and I know there is no preventable way for the electronic records to not be hacked by outside systems or individuals. We have a right to private medical records based on the HIPPAA guideline.

  12. Jacqueline Lessard says:

    I believe that electronic records should only be allowed IF privacy rights are guaranteed, both for the patient and the physician.
    Thank-you

  13. Patricia Washburn says:

    We do not want our health records to be filed electronically. We do not want or need a national system.
    Floyd & Patricia Washburn

  14. Claudia Howard says:

    Please stop the passage of the national electronic records system implementation. Our privacy is be at stake! Records can continue to be forwarded with our permission to our new medical caregivers. I don’t want all our government officials to have access to my personal records or those of my family.
    Implementation of this electronic records system would be a giant step to total government control of our personal lives. The government has no right to have my records.

  15. effie mae buckley says:

    If patient requests electronic records…if patient would rather not have this information available, I believe it should not be available.

  16. Ann Beckmann says:

    I do not favor the use of electronic health records, the information is only as good as the input. Myself, I experience regularly the incorrect spelling of my last name. I for one do not want my social security number linked with my name on an online electronic health record site. I believe it will not save money and will create a serious security threat to everyone on the site. My vote is NO.

  17. Ken Greenwald says:

    The proposed Electronic Health Records is a disaster against personal privacy. To have everyone’s personal records available to thousands and thousands of parties and to the government is against the constitution and our rights. Stop this problem NOW!

  18. Carolyn Abrams says:

    I am against the proposed national electronic records system. It will invade my privacy by allowing hundreds of thousands of parties to access my records and b) it will allow big brother (the government) to look over the shoulder of every prescribing natural health physician. People could easily face blackmail if the records contained information that was embarassing to the patient of the records. I should have the right to say who shoould have the right to see and know my personal information. My health is my business. Respect my privacy.

  19. David Comfort says:

    I believe that the proposed system for Electronic Health Records is a dangerous violation of privacy rights because a) it will allow hundreds of thousands of parties to access personal records and b) it will government agencies to look over the shoulder of every prescribing natural health physician, which could easily lead to strong arm tactics like license revocation threats. Electronic records should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician.

  20. steve adler says:

    As an American I want to keep my privacy please stop electronic health records

  21. Stop government from taking my right to privacy and stop the taking of my freedom to chose without interference. Those in government are elected to work for the people not as dictators. If they choose not to work for the people … remove them. It may take time but the American people will do it. I love my freedom which should include my privacy. I will fight to protect my freedom and privacy.

  22. Robin Deardorff says:

    Medical records are personal and no one’s business but a person and their physician, who is sworn to uphold the privacy of the patient. NO WAY should the government have access to one’s personal medical records. The process of healing should not be restricted to a certain class of individual, nor to a certain selection of treatments (ie:drugs and surgery) but instead a wide range of alternative therapies should be available to people who wish to stay healthy naturally. I believe the integration of mainstream and alternative medicines is the key to a truly healthy future for all of us.

  23. Carol Vanbenschoten says:

    We want to preserve our privacy, Not TO BE AVAILABLE TO BY ELECTRONIC MEANS.

  24. Scottie says:

    I believe we still live in a Democracy and that the Constitution is still valid. As such my health is nobody;s damn business but mine. Get yourselves a life. And that goes for everyone else…or are government officials not part of the world.

  25. Jean Smith says:

    VERY OPPOSED TO ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. I ALREADY HAVE BEEN INVADED ELECTRONICALLY FOR INNOCUOUS INFORMATION, LET ALONE PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION. WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHO HAS A RIGHT TO LOOK AT OUR HEALTH RECORDS. IT’S A BAD DECISION THAT COULD ONLY LEAD TO WORSE THINGS DOWN THE LINE FOR EVERYONE.
    GOSH, IS ANY OF OUR PRIVACY SACRED ANYMORE. PLEASE DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN!!!!!!

  26. Diana McClellan says:

    Please stop invading our personal lives. This Electronci Health Records system is ridiculous.
    Electronic records should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician.
    Thank you for listening,

  27. Aida Medina says:

    Am against Health Electronic records, since anyone can invade my privacy by looking into it without my authorization. This is a very dangerous action we never know what will be next and how they will be using the information obtain from it. I just trust my doctor to have my information. It’s no one business to be using my personal information. This will set a real bad situation for both the patient and their doctor, since no one know what will happened once the information is obtain from the record. I want my privacy rights to be preserved I do not want any more intrusion by government in our personal lives.

  28. David Adams says:

    I am writing to oppose the proposed national electronic records system. This will be an invasion of privacy allowing hundreds of thousands of parties to access my records. Electronic records should should be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician.

  29. Maria Royce says:

    This violates privacy rights as people hack into computer files all the time.

  30. William Barrett says:

    This is the fear in Health Care! Stay out of my personal life Government. These records were intended to be private between a patient for so many reasons beyond what this Electronic Records Act says the benefits would be. I would like to point out that this would be ideal to go with the Health Care nightmare Obama wants to push through, as far as who is given or denied treatment. This is worse than Socialized Medicine, next The Government will mandate us getting a tracking and and bio feed back chip in our bodies! It’s only for your own good you know…
    Anyone who is an advocate of freedom and human rights will “head ’em off at the pass”.

  31. Shell Lavender says:

    The only people who should have access to my health records are me and my Doctors, not an electronic database.

  32. Cheryl Comstock says:

    I am 100% against the proposed national electronic records system. My medical records are private and I do not want them in a system that other parties can access or that will be hacked.Even if privacy rights are guaranteed, I have no confidence that it will be followed. At this time in history, when states are trying to balance budgets and when government spending isn’t balanced, I cannot understand why this would even be considered. You can’t tell me this will be free to implement.

  33. Sofia Byrne says:

    I want to keep my life private, especially with my physician. My life is not an open book and if it was I would so publish.
    This should be an option not a mandatory situation.

  34. Jeanne Thompson says:

    I agree with IHF.

  35. Sandra Davis says:

    National electronic records system should not be allowed unless patient and physician privacy from the government and other agencies can be guaranteed.

  36. Harrison Buxton says:

    No national electronic health records!

  37. Lou says:

    Dear Sirs
    Please do not consider “nationalizing” my health records. I DEMAND my doctor patient relationship remain PRIVATE. Please don’t tell me my records will not be used in a manner I do not approve of. I am 70 years old I have seen how anything “nationalized” has been misused and abused.
    IMO a primary reason for the “electronic records” is the encroaching totalitarian government being built right before our eyes. These “electronic records” will be used to force vaccinate those of us with enough sense to refuse the insane “vaccinations” for the bio-weapons being foisted on humanity.
    Who would have ever thought the good old USA would be forcing needles into the arms of its citizens at the point of a gun. Good people it is time to wake up.
    Thanks You
    Lou Monter

  38. William Goshen Jr says:

    I honestly think more government legislation is not right. This includes the passing of this bill. heck, even my doctors are against it. Yes, i know this might help someone in an emergency. This is why I carry a list of my meds, supplements, conditions and previous operations with me. If everyone did this. This Electronic health Records bill would be superfluous. Oh wait, it already is superfluous! At least for myself and the millions of others that take their health seriously.
    Anyway, just my take on increased governmental C _ _ _ in our lives!
    Bill

  39. Karen Lowrance says:

    Please do NOT allow our electronic records to be viewed by anyone other than the patient and the physician! This should be private. Why does the government think they need to know what’s going on with our health?? Or anyone else for that matter?? They do not need to know this. If this is allowed, then our rights and privacy have gone out the window.

  40. Bette Young says:

    No electronic health records EVER…

  41. Melvin Keyes says:

    The intrusive nature of those of whom that desire overall control never ends. Attacks on freedoms and the essence of free will, must halted and rolled back!
    MEK

  42. David McKeever says:

    I think electronic records are great but should only be allowed access by your physician and/or his or her office. Thank you!

  43. glenda gloss says:

    Let’s get real folks, Preventative medicine and natural substances are the best health care we can get. There’s no need to pry into peoples life, just stop the pollution and provide appropriate, (real, natural) ways for people to STAY healthy.

  44. Marta Langlois says:

    I am opposed to electronic health records. Such should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed for the patient and the physician. Thank you.

  45. Groer Syck says:

    I have nothing to say against electronic health records. It is essential that our health records be converted to an electronic format as soon as possible. People are dying because the information is not available, incomplete, or just plain wrong or illegible.
    Quit complaining and get the job done.

  46. Natalie Mannering says:

    The proposed national electronic records system is a disaster because a) it will invade our privacy by allowing hundreds of thousands of parties to access our records and b) it will allow big brother (the government) to look over the shoulder of every prescribing natural health physician, which could easily lead to license revocation threats. Electronic records should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician.

  47. William Winnick says:

    Converting health records to an electronic format without iron clad privacy controls would be an horrific compromise to patient privacy and the patient doctor privelage. I am strongly opposed to any legislation that would forther compromise patient privacy.

  48. Florence Leppert says:

    Electronic records are NOT secure and I feel very strongly that they should not be allowed. I know all the points in favor but they are overwhelmed by the dangers of hacking.

  49. syd says:

    The proposed national electronic records system will a) it will invade my privacy by allowing hundreds of thousands of parties to access my records and b) it will allow the government to interfere with my health freedom and that of the prescribing natural health physicians I use and who are the only effective ones in our country. I’m against the establishment doctors’ use of drugs/surgery which is responsible for our soaring health costs. Electronic records should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician. I don’t see how this is possible for any program with govt. involvement. Government should stay out of health care!

  50. Anthony Mazzara says:

    No American should agree to have his or her medical records to be available for the scrutiny of nameless, faceless bureacrats. It is un-American to require such a loss of privacy.
    Respectfull,
    A. Mazzara

  51. nancy says:

    The government should not have access to our health records. Stay out of our lives!!!!!!!!!!

  52. Bettie Blumer says:

    I am opposed to electronic health records.
    Electronic health records will (1) invade my privacy, (2) shatter patient-doctor confidentiality, (3) destroy my right to privacy of my medical records, (4) make me lose control over who views my medical records, (5) open the door for hackers to access my private medical records, (6) open the door for telemarketers and other unsavory characters to use my private medical information for their own ends.
    Patient-doctor confidentiality MUST be maintained! Electronic medical records will destroy this confidentiality.
    One’s right to medical record privacy MUST be maintained! This right will end with electronic medical records.

  53. Barbara Dale says:

    Please make sure that privacy is guaranteed both for patients and physicians when developing a national electronic records system. Abuses which could otherwise occur would be very damaging.

  54. I’m writing to comment regarding the proposed “National electronic Records System”.
    My health records are the business of my Doctor and myself. Electronic records should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician.

  55. Kathy O'Donnell says:

    The proposed system is a disaster because a) it will invade your privacy by allowing hundreds of thousands of parties to access your records and b) it will allow big brother (the government) to look over the shoulder of every prescribing natural health physician, which could easily lead to license revocation threats. Electronic records should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician.

  56. Ardith Arrington says:

    I am against electronic records as they will have all vital information that can be used for identity theft! I, also, don’t want everyone and his brother looking at my personal information on my health or what drugs I do/do not take.

  57. Margaret Davies says:

    For nineteen years, after a bicycle car accident, I was forced to take heavy, misdiagnosed, medication by traditional Western medical doctors. Only to find out, after much horror of the medical system, like raped in the hospital, massive shock treatments in the middle of the night not Okayed, and on the brink of death due to the side effects of these misdiagnosed medications, did I find out through an atlas-orthogonal chiropractor that my atlas-orthogonal was rotated 24 by 7 degrees. So it was not an emotional issue, side effects of the addictive drugs, that took $100,000 in detoxification to get off of, 1988, it was a neck injury. Even today, medical doctors do not refer people to chiropractors, yet that is how I recovered. Then there was the issue of balancing my chemistry after all those drugs, which took natural healing and was successful way beyond Western medicine. Let’s work together not a part. Too many people are suffering at the hands of narrow minded approaches to medicine.

  58. HUh DUH says:

    To much access by to many this info is worth money to those that have the info if they want misuse and sell it to who so ever, insurance companys, would appreciate this imfo.

  59. Candace Stolley says:

    I feel electronic health records would save paper, but would be most likely abused by those who would wish to do so. I am against them.

  60. Terrence Logue says:

    The proposed national electronic records system is a disaster because a) it will invade our privacy by allowing hundreds of thousands of parties to access your records and b) it will allow big brother (the government) to look over the shoulder of every prescribing natural health physician, which could easily lead to license revocation threats. Electronic records should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician.

  61. diane powers says:

    I strongly oppose the idea of having a national electronic records system in which my rights under HIPPA have the potential to be violated. The physician/patient code of confidentiality needs to remain intact on both an individual and national level. No outside agency, including the federal government, should have the right to access a person’s confidential medical records at will.

  62. Dragan Bodiroga says:

    I am strongly against electronic health records.

  63. Sir , Please don’t vote for the electronic medical bill. We have enough of our business out
    where our identies can be stolen. I also feel our medical records should only be for
    our Doctors . The big insurance companies get our records then they don’t want to pay the bills .But they pay their C E O s large amounts of salery and let the people who need it go to the devil Thank you

  64. David Giantomasi says:

    NATIONAL ELECTRONIC RECORDS SYSTEM?? I DON’T THINK SO. GOVERN”MENTAL” IDIOTS CAN’T EVEN PASS HEALTH REFORM!!

  65. Laura says:

    The national electronic recording system is something I want no part of as, unlike many people in America today, I value my privacy. I do not want my personal information out there for anyone to read, for whatever their purposes might be. This is not a well thought out plan, and certainly does not focus on long-term privacy issues.

  66. stephanie koch says:

    Are you aware that the link web page you supply above is for health professionals only,
    exclusively? How about giving us peons a method to comment?
    If this box is the method, here’s my comment . . . .
    What’s next? A video camera in my bedroom? Get real! This is one more example of a corrupt, fascist government.

  67. Sally Thomas says:

    Just one more insult of our freedoms being taken awsay.

  68. Sally Thomas says:

    Just one more insult of our freedoms being taken away.

  69. Richard W. Firth says:

    I agree with the Institute for Health Freedom that the proposed system is a disaster because a) it will invade your privacy by allowing hundreds of thousands of parties to access your records and b) it will allow big brother (the government) to look over the shoulder of every prescribing natural health physician, which could easily lead to license revocation threats. Electronic records should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician.

  70. Steven Ferry says:

    The proposed system is a disaster because a) it will invade your privacy by allowing hundreds of thousands of parties to access your records and b) it will allow big brother (the government) to look over the shoulder of every prescribing natural health physician, which could easily lead to license revocation threats. Electronic records should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician.

  71. Rosemary Maziarz says:

    There have already been numerous breaches of information. How many more?

  72. Paul Lajoy says:

    To Whom It Will Concern:
    Privacy rights MUST BE guaranteed by law for both patient and physician before
    electronic records are implemented. Otherwise, forget it!

  73. Ebonii-Jacqueliyne B. White says:

    I am absolutely against this. Why do you insist upon trampling the privacy of people? Why would you even make it possible for such private information available to be accessed by others? You are going too far and giving democracy a bad name.

  74. Rick Barnes says:

    Privacy, now more than ever, is a must. I hope this freedom is not revoked.

  75. BILL VOM WEG says:

    Electronic records are efficient and effective ways to evolve our medical system to the 21st century and would lower cost about 30%. We will have electronic records. Work to make them safe and make it cost those who misuse access to the information.
    We have trillions of dollars in billions of accounts with electronic records and can do business, live and travel world wide with a minimum of real problems with an acceptable loss rate on an improving scale and the subjective special interests what us to move backwards.
    We have a management problem. Production is in the system. Our current system is 80% controlled by subjective special interests whose goal is money and power. These subjective special interests do not care about the common good.
    Work for term limits, the most efficient and effective way to evolve our government to a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Even the super wealthy “powers that be” will be better off.
    You, your family, your friends, your countrymen will be better off with one term representation.
    Think about this. Do you think 80% or 70% or even 60% of the people around you are more bad than good, are incapable of working for reasonable compromise for the common good? If the majority are good people, which you and I believe, then we need to change the human management system of unlimited terms to one 6 year or a 4 year term.
    Until we get a term limits constitutional amendment it is in our enlightened self-interest to vote for the most qualified of the newest persons running for office who has not been in office before and for women candidates over men candidates. At the very least new representatives are less adept at corruption and women are less corruptible and more objective then men partly because they know what it is like to be a second class citizen.

  76. Kris says:

    I was born with a condition that can be embarrassing as a male and I do not want this info available to anyone that can hack a database…The only people that has a hard copy of what I went through as a child is myself and my Dr. and I would like it to stay that way…Stay out of peoples business and let them work with their Dr.

  77. Wanda Davis says:

    STOP IT!! I cannot wait until the next election. I have been a nmild mannered tax paying hard working citizen neverf causing one ripple in this pond.
    Enough is enouhg. The voters are going to speak very loudly the nect election. Duhhhhh, how can this be controlled protecting the consumer and the doctor?
    Antoher example of a non-caring government idea.

  78. Frank Schoolmaster says:

    I am opposed to this proposed Senate Bill 3002 from Sen. John McCain. I am living with metastatic hormone refractive prostate cancer. I was diagnosed with the disease about 18 months ago, and although I’ve undergone chemotherapy and now radiation in addition to the hormone deprivation therapy, my health remains somewhat good as I’ve been consuming a variety of dietary supplements. If supplements are no longer available, such as Vitamin D3 (high dose), I doubt I’ll be able to live with this disease for very long. Conventional therapies only provide medical applications to treat symptoms. Supplementing the conventional therapies with vitamin supplements has prolonged my prognosis by at least two years. Therefore, I strongly oppose Sen. McCain’s SB3002.

  79. Deborah Snyder says:

    I do not want my personal information shared unless I give permission to do so. I want it spelled out exactly who can see what and when each time there would be a request for information. I agree with the other comments, privacy for the patient and the doctor must be maintained or forget it.

  80. D Gosse says:

    The “well guarded” Pentagon can be hacked. So could electronic medical records. Legislators, think about your own records being read & copied by anybody.
    NO to electronic medical records.

  81. Brian Kd Lehmann says:

    To me standardized records will lead to ‘approved’ treatments, which will lead to mandated treatments. Do you have any other talking points you recommend?

  82. Marta del C. de la Puente says:

    You are crazy!!! What are coming to? I absoluteley oppose that. There is not enough privacy in this country w/ all electronic data collected w/out our knowledge or consent.
    Are we in1984 or 2010? P-L-Z

  83. Cali says:

    First off- A huge data base of this kind of info can easily lead to tampering and the changing intentionally or accidentally of anyone’s info. This also includes the stealing of private info. No matter what promises you are given as far as privacy controls go. They will not work and this system will be compromised.
    Second- It is my opinion that this Electronic Data Base is a foundation for the government Health Care Bill, and that it can easily be utilized, to manipulate the control over your health care.
    Third- We must consider what this can lead to. Would it ever be connected to our credit report in some way? For instance when a person applies for auto insurance the applicants credit reports are available to the insurance companies for the purpose of assessing RISK. So an insurance company may decide not to insure you or your premium may be higher because of at some time or another you paid some bills late or met with a hardship. We just have to think about the possibilities.
    Fourth- The Electronic Data base surely makes a person just another number. You know that because of the pressures allopathic doctors face today that your lucky if you spend 15 -30 minutes with the doctor. Your in and out. We need the personal and individual attention and care. The Data base will ensure that does not happen. The group ‘ your just a number ‘ mentality is what has been diminishing the rights of each and every one of us and consequently the whole ‘group’ suffers.
    Its time to really think about the different ways this can affect the people. One negative outcome is enough to squash this idea of Electronic Data base of Health Information. We need to realize more reasons not to have this. Then share these thoughts with others and encourage them to realize other possibilities.-

  84. This is insane ! says:

    This is just insane ! Putting health information on a database for third parties to view is so much more than just a blatant attack on our privacy ! It will bring to an end the security of seeing a real health care provider. People will stop seeing their health care providers, they will stop taking their medications, and will inevitably end up seeing some wanna-be-doctor-hack that will more easily kill them than heal them. There is absolutely no reason as to why we can’t keep records how they are now. If a doctor wants info, they can get a signed release form and have the info sent straight to that doctor.
    The idea that a database will be safe and controlled is just naive and disgusting. If a hacker can get into the governments database at the government level, how can a hacker, an insurance company, or a pharmaceutical company not get to it? Isn’t it bad enough that we are bombarded with insane commercials telling us what medicines we should take instead of our educated physicians telling us? The whole country is going to hell and the governments response is to take more privacy and security away from the public. What’s next? I have to give blood to get a license? To get money out of the bank? Or get fingerprinted every time I go through a toll? This is just getting too ridiculous ! Welcome to the awareness of the end.

  85. Lori says:

    The Bottom Line is that, ” Electronic records should only be allowed if privacy rights are guaranteed, privacy both for the patient and the physician.”
    In my opinion, “Electronic records is just another way for the government and the insurance companies to manipulate the control over your health care.”

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