Obama Admin Mulling “Biosurveillance” Plan That Would Track Americans Through Private Medical Records
There’s no amount of control over Americans that Obama doesn’t want. It’s not enough for him to use the NSA to spy on us — now he’s also after your medical records, too.
The federal government is piecing together a sweeping national “biosurveillance” system that will give bureaucrats near real-time access to Americans’ private medical information in the name of national security, according to Twila Brase, a public health nurse and co-founder of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is currently seeking public comment on a 52-page draft of the proposed “National Health Security Strategy 2015-2018” (NHSS).
“Health situational awareness includes biosurveillance and other health and non-health inputs (e.g., lab/diagnostics, health service utilization, active intelligence, and supply chain information), as well as systems and processes for effective communication among responders and critical health resource monitoring and allocation,” the draft states.
But Brase warns that the NHSS proposal would allow the federal government to monitor an individual’s behavior before, during and after any government-defined health “incident” — which could be anything from a local outbreak of the flu to a terrorist anthrax attack.
That whole idea of doctor-patient confidentiality no longer applies to Obama’s mere subjects apparently, and God only knows what his administration intends to do with this information once they get it. Also interesting? How liberals are so concerned about privacy when it comes to abortion, but willing to look the other way when it’s violated in virtually every other aspect of our lives.
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