Obamacare Wanting Doctors To Ask About Patient’s Guns At Home – Guess Why?

Obamacare Wanting Doctors To Ask About Patient’s Guns At Home – Guess Why?

Some time ago, doctors started making it a practice to ask their patients if they owned a gun. They claim it is to protect their patients, but there is far more at play here. Now, that Obamacare is in effect and doctors are mandated to report to the government, you can bet you are reported for owning firearms. HotAir recommends lying if it comes up and in this case I would agree. Then I would find another doctor… one who is respectful of your constitutional rights. It is none of your doctor’s business if you own a gun or not. You go to a doctor for health reasons… not to be quizzed on what is your 2nd Amendment right. I will not comply with a doctor who does this and will publicize the hell out of it. Just say no to those who require you to put in writing that you own a gun. It’s a trap.

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From Young Conservatives:

I went to the doctor this morning – nothing urgent, just a checkup for a mid-40s guy who hasn’t been to the doctor in years, but when they gave me that ubiquitous survey about my lifestyle (Do you smoke? How often do you drink?), I was looking for one particular question:

Do you own a gun in your home?

Doctors are increasingly asking this question, and conservative lawmakers are trying to stop them.

In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott signed a law in 2011 banning doctors from asking about firearms in their patients’ lives, The Washington Post is reporting.

But doctors still think this is a great idea … you know, to protect you from yourself. In a new study, they said that no law should stop them from asking about guns:

“Firearm violence is an important health problem, and most physicians agree that they should help prevent that violence,” wrote Garen J. Wintemute, a public health expert at the University of California Davis and co-author of the paper, in an email to The Washington Post. In the literature review, which doubles as a call-to-arms, the authors conclude it is neither illegal nor unreasonable to ask patients about gun safety.

“No federal or state law prohibits doctors from asking about firearms, counseling about their use, and — when there is imminent risk of harm — disclosing information to others who can help,” Wintemute said. Several states have mulled statutes similar to Florida’s, but none of the proposed bills have passed.

“Physicians seek to prevent important health problems at the individual and population levels,” Wintemute and his colleagues write. “They inquire and counsel—routinely in some cases, selectively in others—about a wide range of health-related behaviors and conditions. In certain circumstances, they disclose otherwise confidential information to third parties to limit the risk an affected person poses to others. Physicians generally do not do well at firearm related injury prevention, however. They ask infrequently about firearms and counsel poorly, if at all, though they are aware that the high lethality of firearms makes prevention efforts particularly important.”

I can understand discussing your weight and your personal habits. I get that you need to give your history. But guns should never, ever be part of that discussion. Under Obamacare and the current gun-grabbing Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, doctors are invasively questioning their patients (including children) if there are any firearms in their home. Any doctor worth their salt, will refuse to ask their patients this question. Whatever happened to standing on your principles no matter the cost? This is one of those issues and if a doctor does this with me or my family, it’s a deal breaker. It’s not paranoia when the government is actively looking for ways to strip you of your rights. This will get far worse under Hillary Clinton. But don’t fool yourself… under a Trump presidency, you are going to be subjected to this as well. #AlwaysConstitution.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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