I wrote earlier about post-9/11 changes in medical privacy laws that require your doctor to hand over your medical information to the U.S. government as needed for intelligence and national security reasons. S/he is not required to ask for your authorization nor even tell you the information was given to the NSA or others. That seemed scary enough.
However, I heard from a health insurance insider, who says the situation is actually much worse:
All insurance claims, including date, service, meds, units, all meta data, who you saw and why automatically goes to the government. This has been going on since 2003.
Assume it all automatically goes into the MSA (M=N) database and to every law enforcement fusion (z=s) center. Assume it is linked to your drivers license file.
Let me assure you that a “national ID” has nothing to do with a card, chip, barcode, magnetic strip, etc. It is all about the data on file and how it is linked together. The card, chip, barcode, RFID, whatever, is merely how the data is expressed.
That’s it. Can’t confirm any of it, so decide for yourself. Sleep well, America.
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