The New York Post tells us how ObamaCare has empowered Big Government to monitor your sex life, drafting doctors from every practice – including those that have no logical connection to sexual activity – into service as data collectors:
‘Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?”
Be ready to answer those questions and more the next time you go to the doctor, whether it’s the dermatologist or the cardiologist and no matter if the questions are unrelated to why you’re seeking medical help. And you can thank the Obama health law.
“This is nasty business,” says New York cardiologist Dr. Adam Budzikowski. He called the sex questions “insensitive, stupid and very intrusive.” He couldn’t think of an occasion when a cardiologist would need such information — but he knows he’ll be pushed to ask for it.
The president’s “reforms” aim to turn doctors into government agents, pressuring them financially to ask questions they consider inappropriate and unnecessary, and to violate their Hippocratic Oath to keep patients’ records confidential.
The Left has a long history of convincing its supporters to slip on fur-lined chains of obedience in every other aspect of their lives, by convincing them the only liberty that really matters is sexual freedom, which mean Bible-thumping judgmental conservative prudes want to take away. Guess what, suckers? Now you’re going to have ObamaCare inspectors monitoring your bedroom activities, and you’ve traded away too much of your freedom and dignity to say “no.” The government owns your body now, and it has a vested interest in observing and controlling everything you do with it.
What happens to doctors who burn their Sex Police draft notices? They’ll be fined up the wazoo for not asking about your wazoo:
Doctors and hospitals who don’t comply with the federal government’s electronic-health-records requirements forgo incentive payments now; starting in 2015, they’ll face financial penalties from Medicare and Medicaid. The Department of Health and Human Services has already paid out over $12.7 billion for these incentives.
Dr. Richard Amerling, a nephrologist and associate professor 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 new requirements are turning it “into an interrogation, and the data will not be confidential.”
You can say that again, Dr. Amerling. The ObamaCare commissars are so desperate to push their crappy exchanges into service on October 1 that they’ve forgone security measures. There’s not much training or vetting for the gigantic army of bureaucrats hired to administer this disaster.
Last week, a staffer accidentally sent an unsecured Microsoft Excel spreadsheet containing 2,400 Social Security numbers to an insurance broker who wanted to become an ObamaCare navigator. The crack ObamaCare data security team swung into action by calling the broker and asking him to delete the file. Doubtless the data harvested on your sex life will be treated with equal care.
It’s long past time for Americans of all political affiliations to assert their basic human dignity – to say nothing of their fiscal common sense – and demand full repeal of ObamaCare immediately.