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View Diary: If you support Single Payor, do you support a National Health Records Database? (87 comments)

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  •  I didn't say there was a problem! (0+ / 0-)
    If we have universal coverage and no exclusions (0+ / 0-)

    for existing conditions, and given that nationwide access to medical records would allow for better treatment for Americans no matter where they may become injured or ill, what's the problem?

    I do think it's an interesting thought exercise though: is your privacy expectation level dependent merely on the result of that privacy lessening?

    I think the answer is, in your case, yes. And that's not a bad thing, but it does contradict with SOME who argue they oppose NSA practices based on 'principle', if they feel the same way that you do on a national health database.

    While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:28:09 AM PDT

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    •  "is your privacy expectation level dependent" (2+ / 0-)
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      certainly, one key is did I VOLUNTARILY give the government my data . . . or did some schmuck at NSA dig it out of the metadata to stalk my sweet behind?

      I appreciate the issues your diary raises.

      Fiat justitia ruat caelum "Let justice be done though the heavens fall."

      by bobdevo on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 11:05:40 AM PDT

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      •  I am assuming you HAVE to give your records up (1+ / 0-)
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        in order to receive care in the universal system. If it's opt-in, then I agree the comparison is not apt.

        I appreciate your participation!

        While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

        by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 11:31:35 AM PDT

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