Senator Roberts: Patient Privacy Must Be Protected in Obamacare Exchanges
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Roberts joined his colleagues on the
"We know medical doctors have to safeguard this private information," Roberts said. "It is part of the doctor patient relationship. If a doctor or insurer acts inappropriately with your personal health information, there are serious consequences. But what happens to your personal health records within a vast federal website that doesn't work? Who is looking at that data? Who has access to it? Who is accountable if patient privacy is violated?
"If Edward Snowden can access and leak some of our most classified intelligence, what is this government doing with your personal health information? Most important, what is the
"Doctors take an oath to protect their patients' privacy. It's a sacred trust, Roberts added. "Who in the federal government has taken a similar oath? That is an answer that every patient deserves."
The full text of the Senators' letter is here http://www.hatch.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/d68a2c57-29c1-4ece-a10a-e19234e08083/Untitled%20(3).pdf.
In September, prior to the failed launch of the exchanges, Senator Roberts cosponsored Senator
Senator Roberts is an outspoken opponent of Obamacare. He has called on Secretary Sebelius to resign over the problems with implementation of the law. He is a member of the
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