Now here's a legitimate right to privacy being infringed upon.
The plan is to mandate that your insurance company transmit all of your healthcare transactions to the state. You will be assigned a unique encrypted patient identifier by your insurance company. This identifier will be used by the state to track all of your healthcare transactions so that they can evaluate you according to the criteria listed above. Your doctor will also receive a unique healthcare provider identifier; but he or she will be fully identifiable.Rep. Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) explains further at her blog what's going on here with HB2289/SB2239.
What if you should want to opt-out? Well, you can’t.
I fail to see how legislators mandating insurance companies to turn over your healthcare transactions to the state cannot violate the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution; unreasonable searches and seizures.
No Republican legislators should be voting for this...and clearly some know this as "Rep.(s) Bell, Campfield, Lynn, and Dennis requested to be recorded as voting No" after the vote in the House Government Operations Committee. Kudos to them for sticking to conservative principals. This thing needs to be killed ASAP.
I do wonder, though, will this include information on abortions sought? Or will those get some special exemption?