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OBAMA WANTS YOUR SEXUAL HISTORY
Human Events ^ | September 11, 2013 | Betsy McCaughey

Posted on 09/11/2013 10:42:28 AM PDT by neverdem

Obama wants your sexual history


If you think the Obama health law is only for the uninsured and you won’t be affected, you’re in for a surprise next time you go to the doctor. Be prepared for questions unrelated to why you are seeking medical help — questions that you don’t want to answer.

Whether you’re at the dermatologist or the cardiologist, you’ll likely be asked: “Are you sexually active? If so, do you have one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?”

Doctors are being turned into government agents, where they’re pressured financially to ask questions they consider inappropriate and unnecessary and violate their Hippocratic Oath to keep patients’ records confidential.

Going to the doctor can be embarrassing. But for your own good, you confide in your doctor, as you wouldn’t anyone else. What is happening here is different.

“This is nasty business,” says Dr. Adam Budzikowski, a New York cardiologist, who called the sex question “insensitive, stupid and very intrusive.” He could not think of an occasion when a cardiologist would need such information.

Doctors and hospitals who don’t comply with the federal government’s electronic health records requirements forego incentive payments now and face financial penalties from Medicare and Medicaid starting in 2015. The Department of Health and Human Services has already paid out over $12.7 billion in incentives to doctors and hospitals.

Dr. Richard Amerling, a nephrologist and associate professor of medicine at Albert Einstein Medical College, explains that your medical record should be “a story created by you and your doctor solely for your treatment and benefit.” But the Obama administration’s electronic record requirements are turning it “into an interrogation, and the data will not be confidential.”

Lack of confidentiality is what concerned the New York Civil Liberties Union in a 2012 report. Electronic medical records have enormous benefits, but with one click of a mouse, every piece of information in a patient’s record, including the social history, is transmitted, disclosing too much.

The social history questions also include whether you’ve ever used drugs, including IV drugs.

As the NYCLU cautioned, revealing a patient’s past drug problem, even if it was a decade ago, risks stigma.

On the other end of the political spectrum is the Goldwater Institute, a free-market think tank. It argues that by requiring everyone to have health insurance and then imposing penalties on insurers, doctors and hospitals that don’t use the one click electronic system, you are violating Americans’ medical privacy.

Protests from these privacy advocates are largely ignored. On Jan. 17, HHS announced that if patients want to keep something out of their electronic record, they should pay cash. That’s impractical for most people.

In 2010, when Congress was drafting Obamacare, the National Rifle Association saw the danger and demanded a protection that became Section 2716 of the final law. It bars the federal government from compelling doctors and hospitals to ask you if you own a firearm. That’s the only question they can’t be told to ask you.

Where are the women’s rights groups that went to the barricades in the 1980s and 1990s to prevent the federal government from accessing women’s health records? Hypocritically, they are silent now.

Patients need to defend their own privacy by refusing to answer the intrusive “social history” questions. If you need to confide something to your doctor pertaining to your own treatment, ask your doctor about keeping two sets of books so that your secrets stay in the office. Doctors take the Hippocratic oath seriously and will not be offended.

Are such precautions paranoid? Hardly. We are only beginning to see the data collection ambitions of the executive branch. On Sept. 6, The New York Times reported that Edward Snowden’s revelations show that the National Security Agency has “broadly compromised the guarantees that Internet companies have given consumers to reassure them that their communications, online bank and medical records, would be undecipherable to criminals or governments.”

Be cautious about sharing your medical secrets with Uncle Sam.

Betsy McCaughey is a former Lt. governor of New York and the author of “Beating Obamacare.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aca; criminalpresident; democrats; fubo; govtabuse; obama; obamacare; pelosi; ppaca; tyranny; wewillnotcomply
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1 posted on 09/11/2013 10:42:28 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Bored with Reggie already?


2 posted on 09/11/2013 10:43:27 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: neverdem

in my case he is gonna be SOOOOOOO bored with the answers...


3 posted on 09/11/2013 10:43:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: neverdem

I’m happier not knowing his...


4 posted on 09/11/2013 10:46:57 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: neverdem

Bookmark


5 posted on 09/11/2013 10:47:11 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: neverdem

Just tell the questioner to write down “Bugger off Bummer!””


6 posted on 09/11/2013 10:47:51 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: neverdem

Gonna be a LOT of people who are no longer sexually active... well on paper at least...


7 posted on 09/11/2013 10:48:06 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: neverdem
This could be pretty creepy .... especially if it is your proctologist asking the questions while he has his finger up your butt.
8 posted on 09/11/2013 10:48:12 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: neverdem

“None of your business,” will be my reply.


9 posted on 09/11/2013 10:48:20 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: neverdem

Okay, I want his sexual history made public. There’s nothing wrong, Barry, nothing to be ashamed of.


10 posted on 09/11/2013 10:48:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog; Lazamataz
in my case he is gonna be SOOOOOOO bored with the answers...

Aye, but we can be hopeful that Laz's will bog down the system...

11 posted on 09/11/2013 10:48:29 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: neverdem

Of course, this information will be made available to any Democrat running for office against a Republican.


12 posted on 09/11/2013 10:48:47 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: neverdem
On Jan. 17, HHS announced that if patients want to keep something out of their electronic record, they should pay cash.

Like that's going to make a difference, unless it's off book.

13 posted on 09/11/2013 10:49:46 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: neverdem

That’s not new, to ask if you are sexually active.
The first time I saw that question was about 30 years ago.
It was something like “are you sexually active”.
If yes “are you worried about AIDs or STDs”.
That was it.
There was no requirement to even answer.


14 posted on 09/11/2013 10:49:50 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: neverdem

OK, Barack, YOU GO FIRST.

Tell us about YOUR sexual history, then maybe I’ll tell you about mine.


15 posted on 09/11/2013 10:49:53 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: neverdem

And he’ll point to Miley Cyrus as an example of how he wants everyone to show him.


16 posted on 09/11/2013 10:49:56 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: neverdem

And we want O’Bozo’s birth certificate and college records.


17 posted on 09/11/2013 10:50:05 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: tcrlaf

I’m sure it already is.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2075850/posts

This will just make it official.


18 posted on 09/11/2013 10:51:13 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Got this question when I went into the family sawbones for the annual checkup. I thought it weird because I'd never been asked the question before. But this was a younger doc on the clinic staff, so I thought I'd have a little fun.

I just looked at him and said "It is down a little from the two or three times a day when I first got married." The look on his face was priceless.

19 posted on 09/11/2013 10:51:23 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

I am very good at saying no. At the checkout of retail stores when they ask for phone number or email addy.....no.
At a doctor visit recently he went through a list of tests that the government wanted me to have.....no.
When they ask any personal question the answer is ....no, no answer.


20 posted on 09/11/2013 10:51:58 AM PDT by sheana
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To: neverdem

““Are you sexually active? If so, do you have one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?””

My answer will not be pretty: “I’ve been f****ing your wife and daughter. So I guess that’s multiple partners.”


21 posted on 09/11/2013 10:52:22 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Tax-chick

Amazing what a few million N/A will do to a data field. And knowing the government the “/” will not be flagged as a non character.


22 posted on 09/11/2013 10:52:45 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: SandRat

Just tell the questioner,
“I’m sorry, you are not authorized to know that information.”


23 posted on 09/11/2013 10:53:25 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

24 posted on 09/11/2013 10:53:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: neverdem
I bet he's excused along with his union executives and the rest of congress.

Yes, John Edwards, there ARE two America's, thanks to Obamacare

25 posted on 09/11/2013 10:54:29 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: neverdem

Because no one would ever lie about sex to their foot doctor while he’s filling out a government form.


26 posted on 09/11/2013 10:54:39 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check highlights every single word.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

LOL!

(For the record, I haven’t been asked this stuff.)


27 posted on 09/11/2013 10:54:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: neverdem

Always answer “No” and “None” to intrusive questions.

Don’t make yourself a target by responding FU...


28 posted on 09/11/2013 10:55:06 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: neverdem

If a nurse asks me if I’m sexually active, I’ll ask what she’s offering.


29 posted on 09/11/2013 10:56:37 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: neverdem

“OBAMA WANTS YOUR SEXUAL HISTORY”

He should know this already. After all, he’s been f***ing us all for the past five years, hasn’t he?


30 posted on 09/11/2013 10:57:27 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: neverdem

My answer would be, “tell me doctor, do you do it”?


31 posted on 09/11/2013 10:58:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: neverdem

Is the Hillary “I can’t remember” an option?


32 posted on 09/11/2013 11:00:48 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Not Applicable.


33 posted on 09/11/2013 11:01:12 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: GraceG

Or those who will claim activites with dogs, chickens, goats, half the neighbors, complete strangers, their kids’ teachers, the doctor’s receptionist and their latest conquest the doctor’s wife.


34 posted on 09/11/2013 11:01:15 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: neverdem

nope


35 posted on 09/11/2013 11:02:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: neverdem

I forgot.


36 posted on 09/11/2013 11:03:43 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: neverdem
Years ago (maybe around 1994) I went to a new doctor through my HMO and part of the first visit was a very nosy interview. At the next visit, I was given my folder and told that it was the doctor's private information, not to be read until I went in for my interview. Of course, I read it carefully....I mean anything about me I should get to read.

Not only did it have all of that personal information mostly improperly interpreted, and exaggerated, the MD drew some conclusions about my mental health. Since then, I've refused to answer doctor's questions. After seeing that writeup, I have absolutely no doubt that the intention of managed care is to create an environment where decision-making is taken away from the patient.

I do think the best health plan in this environment is to not get sick.

37 posted on 09/11/2013 11:04:19 AM PDT by grania
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To: null and void; Lazamataz
Aye, but we can be hopeful that Laz's will bog down the system...

Finally the reason for that 2,000,000 square foot data repository emerges.

38 posted on 09/11/2013 11:04:41 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Revolting cat!; GeronL; wagglebee

The faggot brigade thought that the bedroom police were gone with the Lawrence v. Texas decision by the men in black dresses.

They voted for this President and supported his agenda.

Now it bites them on the butt.


39 posted on 09/11/2013 11:05:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

*insert photo of federal budget/obamacare regs on forklift*


40 posted on 09/11/2013 11:06:15 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: neverdem

“Yes, doctor ... I have a very active sex life .... but I can’t prove it ... there aren’t any witnesses.”


41 posted on 09/11/2013 11:07:04 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: neverdem; Revolting cat!; Lazamataz; Slings and Arrows

Patient: “INFREQUENTLY.”
Doctor (taking notes): “Is that one or two words, sir?”


42 posted on 09/11/2013 11:07:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: neverdem

More LOVE-INT for Congress and the NSA
but they are exempt as are THEIR Staff
and THEIR mistresses and EVERYONE in
their Mosques and Harems (Moslems are not under ObamaCARE).

America is gone. al Qaeda is in charge.
Congress is drunk, whoring, and hated beyond their belief.


43 posted on 09/11/2013 11:08:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Excellence
Like that's going to make a difference, unless it's off book.

Which HHS would positively love; then they can shut down that office or monitor it heavier; to keep citizens safe you understand....

44 posted on 09/11/2013 11:09:42 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Tax-chick
Okay, I want his sexual history made public. There’s nothing wrong, Barry, nothing to be ashamed of.

I don't know how much I'd want to know about his relationship with "Frank", what with the underwear stains and all.

45 posted on 09/11/2013 11:10:26 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: neverdem

Well, socialists are historically puritanical after the revolution. I’m not surprised that wildly sexually active people are going to be targeted for purge, lol!


46 posted on 09/11/2013 11:13:34 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: neverdem

Well, I can’t get into too much detail, but I do recall getting bent over twice recently: November 2008 and November 2012. Does that help?


47 posted on 09/11/2013 11:17:51 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: Vigilanteman

As part of the Pre-Cana marriage preparation classes required to get married in the Catholic Church, my bride and I were at one point separated and asked a series of questions intended to establish our legitimacy and sincerity.

A nun actually looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Are you willing to have intercourse with this woman?”

Unable to resist, I flashed her a few quizzical looks, looked up at the ceiling, down at the floor, and then back at her before asking “Sister, may I please have a few minutes to think about that?”

Had to go to Confession later as they practically had to call the paramedics to come and revive her.


48 posted on 09/11/2013 11:18:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: neverdem
"He could not think of an occasion when a cardiologist would need such information."

How about your dermatologist?

Or, your Santeria healer?/s

49 posted on 09/11/2013 11:19:50 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: neverdem

OBAMA WANTS YOUR SEXUAL HISTORY

That’s a book with just one chapter, likely not interesting to anyone else. Two virgins on their wedding day, about to celebrate 30 years next month.


50 posted on 09/11/2013 11:19:53 AM PDT by lurk
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