Alert! All of our private health care records may soon be collected and shared without our permission! We will become government lab rats.
It is the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 plan to use all of 35 federal departments and agencies to collect and then share our health care information with anyone they think could use it to make us healthier, don’t you know. http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/federal-healthIT-strategic-plan-2014.pdf and http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3235319/posts?page=19
We are all now research animals in our government’s eyes. Privacy is of no concern, for we belong to the government – we are their lab rats. Add this program to the one that allows the NSA to access all of our phone and internet records. Where will it all end?
According to the Weekly Standard, “doctors and other health providers have been offered incentives [monetary bribes] to convert patient information and health histories to a compatible and transferable electronic format. As of June 2014, 75 percent of eligible doctors and 92 percent of eligible hospitals had received payments under the program”.
They plan to force the universal use of electronic health records and then share our personal data, along with our names. They will share with the Departments of Justice, Labor and Education, the Bureau of Prisons, the Food and Drug Administration, HHS Office of Civil Rights, NASA, and the Social Security Administration, among many others.
We need to be asking why all these entities need our private information and what programs they will spawn. How long will it be before certain of us will be told by our government that our behaviors, health problems and beliefs are harming our health? Government will have the cure, we will be told.
We could be rewarded for being good subjects and might be fined and punished in some way if we refuse. The government is only sticking their noses in our business to help us, of course.
How long will it take for hackers to steal our very personal, private information (once dearly protected as between each of us and our doctor) and then sell the information to others? Obamacare actually states that we should have no expectation that our data will be safe.
Will our employers eventually know every detail of our lives and our medical histories? In what ways would over 35 departments and agencies of our government use this information? Does it not inspire you to be one of those who actually make a public comment on the website of the government entity which is offering up this plan?
Or perhaps you are afraid of being put on President Obama and Valerie Jarrett’s “enemies list” for doing so. After all, Jarrett, Obama’s sidekick and most trusted advisor, was said to have promised that after Obama’s reelection, it will be their turn, payback time. She allegedly said, “The ones who helped us will be rewarded; the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay.”
The logo on the Health IT site includes the mantra: collect, share, use. We Americans have until February 6, 2015 to make our public comments at the following website: http://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers-implementers/strategic-plan-public-comments. At the least we should be telling our Senators and Congressmen to stop this and other programs which gather and use our private information.