Well, one thing's for sure: There's no longer such a thing as "Doctor/Patient privacy".
Hmmmn, let's see how many ways this can be misused? (Since, ANYTIME our information is put into internet form, our secure information has been used
for reasons that were not included in the initial relationship. For instance, our information is bought and sold, hackers illegal infiltrate and nab
our account info, etc and etc). In the near future, we can expect:
1. To have our medical information reviewed prior
to our being hired at a company. (They'll now be able to surmise whether we are a good
investment based on the history of our mental or physical health)
2. To determine whether we should be given an expensive medical procedure.
3. Whether we should be placed on the organ donor wait-list.
4. If our organs are healthy for donating to those on the donor wait-list. To help determine whether we should be 'revived' or simply let go.
5. Whether our history shows any reason we can be turned down for scholarships, grants, loans, etc.
6. To determine if we can/should be included in any class action lawsuit (for instance, to determine if anything else in our medical history may or
could play a role in our injuries or what ever reason to prove we are not privy to sue for anything that may have harmed us in some form)
7. Whether we are fit mentally or physically to be parents.
8. To determine how much we should be required to pay for our insurance premiums/deductions/co-pays.
9. Whether we should hold office (anything to show we may have a bad 'ticker')
10. Deny pain management, since bureaucrats know better than our own personal physician, just how much pain we are in.
11. Insurance companies to deny paying for something that may be related to something that could have occurred at an earlier time. (Not to be
mistaken for a preexisting condition, more like an automobile accident or similar)
I'm sure there are many, many ways this could turn out very bad for us. I just can not think of any sort of benefit of having my medical records
online (secured or not) that outweigh any one of the negative possibilities.
And, I absolutely HATE the fact that I was not consulted about this, nor do I have a choice.
I have a choice whether to use a business, a bank, a website, based on what they do with my personal information. I can still even file taxes by
paper and snail mail. But, whether I consent or not, I have to comply with having my personal information out on cyber-world for any and all to use
(if they have the right hacker or enough $$).
Nothing whatsoever can keep me from being in this new system. Nothing short of giving up my citizenship (but then, they'd still have a file on me)
will keep me out of this forced compliance.
While I may not be able to do anything about my historical records being entered into the system, I may be able to circumvent any future entries. By
finding a good underground family physician.
The black market medical, dental, and pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. is about to blow up. Cash healthcare is about to be the new private
edit on 19-6-2012 by SourGrapes because: (no reason given)