Obamacare and Unintended Consequences. Yes, Representative Nancy Pelosi, (D CA 8th District) was correct when she uttered those famous words, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what
is in it.”
Now private medical information is required by an employer? What ever happened to doctor patient confidentiality? A physician’s legal obligations are defined by the US Constitution, by federal and state laws and regulations, and by the courts. The courts will generally allow a cause of action for a breach of confidentiality against a treating physician who divulges confidential medical information without proper authorization from the patient.
What appears in this instance with CVS and their employees, is CVS is skirting the issue of asking the doctors and going right to the patient. And here you thought your health insurance premiums were going to go down.
One of the myriad joys of universal health care: Many of the things that were once your own personal business, are suddenly very much society’s business. One of the country’s largest pharmacy chains is asking its workers to find out how fat they are and then disclose it to their insurance provider. Not only is [...]
(Via Hot Air » Top Picks.)