Whenever you’ve visited a doctor, dentist, medical lab, urgent care or hospital, you are asked to sign a HIPPA statement. Most people think that HIPPA is designed to protect their medical records, when in fact that is not necessarily the case these days. Do you know what HIPPA really is? According to one medical source:
In August 1996, President Clinton signed into law the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (or “HIPAA”). The goals of HIPAA are to protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs (Portability) and to protect health data integrity, confidentiality, and availability (Accountability). The goals are also to enhance our health care system by making it more efficient, simpler, and less costly. By implementing standard business and system formats we will be able to streamline the processing of health care claims, and reduce the volume of paperwork required in the U.S. health care system. Improved business and system formats will also allow the U.S. health care system to save billions of dollars, and provide better service to providers, insurers, and the public in general.
I’ve asked the receptionists at doctor, hospital and dentist offices and they all say that by signing the HIPPA statement that we are giving our permission for them to share our medical information with the insurance company so they can bill the insurance.
I’ve asked before and have never received an answer from anyone about how safe are our medical records?
That question became even more important after learning that one of the provisions contained deep in the thousands of pages of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was the intent to create a federal database for EVERYONE’S medical records. That database was supposed to protect our medical records however those given access to that database included medical professionals, insurance companies and the federal government. Yep, Obama’s corrupt and socialist federal government was granted access to all of our medical records.
If that isn’t scary enough, then consider this recent report about socialist controlled Google collecting the medical records of millions of Americans:
Recently, Google secretly purchased credit card transaction data from Mastercard to provide select advertisers with a tool called “store sales measurement” that can track how online ads lead to real-world purchases. This sounds impressive, but there is only one problem: they know what you did last night! We are all aware of the fact that we are being watched, both high and low, by “Big Brother Google” to measure their ability to make more money.
Knowing what you purchase, and how often, allows the tech giant to gear its resources toward ads that will cater to your immediate needs. This way, they can promise advertisers that they will get them directly to the purchaser. If you were one of the advertisers in need of this service, this might make you smile. On the other hand, if you are the lonesome character who makes discreet purchases online, then this might make you want to scream…and not in a good way.
Is there nothing sacred, anymore?
When you are in the privacy of your own home, what you do online should remain your personal business. Unfortunately, Google doesn’t see it that way. What you do can make them more money so just get used to it. The other side of this disturbing coin is that nothing is being done legislatively to protect the privacy of citizens within the United States from the probing eyes of bubble-eyed Google! If you have a shoe fetish, you will probably be inundated with a plethora of shoe ads—we can suppose—according to Googles rationale as to why this makes sense…
In June 1949, author George Orwell published his now famous Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, where he wrote about a futurist world where a central tyrannical and dictatorial government seized all control and power over the people. That is where many get the expression – Big Brother is watching.
Google is part of the growing Big Brother socialist movement that is dead set on taking control of America and every American.