Up until now the left was mostly concerned with providing the accoutrements needed to enhance the sex lives of everyone from ages 11 to 111. Thanks to liberals’ tireless efforts, condoms, birth control, and abortion have become official rights compliments of the American taxpayer.
Even President Obama argues that kindergarten kids losing the finger paints and concentrating more on the proper application of condoms “is the right thing to do.”
With liberals in charge, forget reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmatic. The new criteria for a high school diplomas hinges on children knowing that the school nurse would be more than willing to protect their privacy by shuttling them to the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic without notifying Mom and Dad.
Yet, with the full implementation of Obamacare on the horizon, for the sexually active the “right to privacy” no longer applies. If and when Americans do secure an appointment with a doctor and finally drag themselves into that doctor’s office, when they first arrive they will be handed a feedback form that includes personal questions about sex.
If Granny goes to a podiatrist for an ingrown toenail, she’ll be asked about whether she’s sexually active, whether she’s had more than one sex partner, and whether her frisky bedmates are same- or opposite-sex partners.
Before dislodging a hunk of earwax, and prior to digging around with the ear curette in Uncle Bob’s ear, the ENT will have to first ask him delicate questions about frequency, duration and number of times.
When asked about being pushed to present uncomfortable, non-cardiology related questions to his heart patients, New York doctor Adam Budzikowski shared that he thinks “This is nasty business.”
Earth to Dr. Budzikowski: This the Obama era – the nastier the better.
The New York cardiologist is of the opinion that the probing questions are “insensitive, stupid and very intrusive.” Exactly! That’s why the government feels it’s imperative to ask them.
To make sure that reluctant healthcare professionals gather the required information, doctors, hospitals and healthcare businesses that refuse to comply with federal electronic health records requirements will be financially penalized by being denied access to incentive payments, which are due to kick in starting in 2015.
As for Dr. Budzikowski, well, he’d better not try any funny stuff, because recalcitrant physicians will also face stiff financial penalties from Medicare and Medicaid.
In other words, similar to what they did to the IRS, Obama’s “reforms” will turn doctors into government agents who will be coerced financially to ask embarrassing “social history” questions concerning former drug use and sexual history. Then, after they have the dirt on patients, doctors will be requested to give private information to the government, violating the Hippocratic Oath.
Americans who want to formally keep personal information out of their electronic record can do so, but according to the HHS, it will cost money which, thanks to Obamacare, Americans no longer have. That means the government has both doctors and their patients in a bureaucratic half nelson, so to speak.
Dr. Richard Amerling, a nephrologist and associate professor at Albert Einstein Medical College, explains that a person’s medical record is “a story created by you and your doctor solely for your treatment and benefit.”
Not any more, Richard! The new Obamacare requirements are turning a person’s medical record “into an interrogation,” and the data from that cross-examination will henceforth no longer be confidential. Let’s remember, government agencies often send checks to dead people, and have been known to do things like dump 100,000 social security numbers on the Internet for the entire world to see.
So in addition to violating our Constitutional Rights, the Obama administration’s signature legislation is drooling in anticipatory glee over the prospect of violating our medical privacy, too, especially when it comes to their preoccupation with Americans’ sex lives.
It’s sort of a hybrid version of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” that instead should be called “We’ll Ask and You Had Better Tell.”
With that in mind, remember this:
Got allergies? First answer this: How many times a week, day, or hour do you have sex, and in what room and with whom, and what do you wear or not wear?
Got an odd-looking mole? It will stay that way until you answer the following question: Are you gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or “he-to-she-back-to-he/she-to-he-back-to-she?”
Got post-nasal drip? Answer this or keep on clearing your throat: When did you start having sex? Do you wear glasses? And at what age did your pimples finally clear up?
But fret not! There is a way to get around this, and it’s by doing what liberals are so adept at doing: refuse to answer the question and just skip over any inquiry you’d rather not respond to.
Playing the liberal “I do not recall” game will buy Americans some time, at least until the impending Obamacare law-mandated home visits commence. Then, under the watchful eye of government officials, Americans will be visited in the comfort of their own homes and probed face-to-face to accurately fill in all the remaining blanks.