I hate the way I have to sign "privacy" papers everywhere. Why would I care who sees my medical records. What's the deal? Why is everyone so up tight about who sees their medical records? To me if someone wants them - let them have them... What do I have to hide? My weight? Everyone knows I'm fat. What else could really be an issue??Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:06 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by massagegiftmom at 1:07 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
It's due to HIPAA. It was a law passed several years ago and is designed to protect our privacy. Some people don't have anything in their record that needs to be protected. Others have a lot of things that they don't want just anyone to see. HIPAA was also seen as necessary because insurance claims are filed electronically now and there are privacy issues with that. It was designed to make people more aware of their rights as far as their medical record is concerned.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 1:17 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by rarara11 at 1:28 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by Yve538 at 1:33 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
I have a number of medical issues. Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Bi-Polar Disorder and Mile Schizophrenia. I also have a mild learning disability and MANY allergies. I was almost killed by a Tetanus vaccination as a teen... I just see no reason why any of that would need to be hidden. My children have never been vaxed and my husband has a kidney malformation, a herniated disk in his back and is a recovering heroin addict... Again, I (and my hubby) see nothing wrong with ANYONE having access to that. As for people wanting to hide things like STDs that should be public record... It's a safety factor. And teens on BC is not something they can hide. If they are under 18 the parents have the ability to view all that anyways...
I guess to each their own. But I wish it was easier to get around that law. TO me it's senseless.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:45 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
I think it is a scary thing if medical records can be seen by everyone. Employers could decide not to hire you if there were things on there they did not like. Maybe, they would be scared you would take to much time off. Creditors could check on your health. Credit ratings are already used to price your insurance. When I became ill with Scleroderma, and had to bankrupt out, my auto insurance immediately went up. I had always paid my insurance on time. Until, I became ill, I paid my bills on time. I would not like people to get a hold of my records, my children's or my grandchildren's.
Answer by lynnem1211 at 1:48 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by tropicalmama at 2:39 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
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