HIPPA is a joke. - page 3

There are two parts to HIPPA. The part the public and the health care industry fret about is the "private information" part. However, the second part of HIPPA is never mentioned. Welcome to the world of bogus law making. HIPPA... Read More

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    unquestionably, hipaa, is the health insurance portability and accountability act, which sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. having said that, any company that deals with protected health information must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed. therefore, we like it or not hippa is here to stay...just saying
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    Are you American? You should have your facts right before you slam the "uninformed" or maybe you are trying to prove that to be true. You consistently misspelled HIPAA which stands for the Heath Information Portability and Accountability Act. The way insurance companies insure is not affected by this federal law. Since insurance companies are involved in your care they need to know your health history. It sounds like you have an issue with preexisting health problems, which is a problem. Obamacare has provisions to directly address this issue by not allowing insurance companies to refuse you insurance based on your health history.
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    Quote from rickbar
    There are two parts to HIPPA. The part the public and the health care industry fret about is the "private information" part. However, the second part of HIPPA is never mentioned. Welcome to the world of bogus law making. HIPPA was sold to the public as the "great protector" of your health information. Sounds great, if you have a health problem, you can be sure your care takers will be vigilant with your info. Who would protest such a law ?? No one would complain about a law that keeps info about your health problems secret !! Toss HIPPA in front of the uninformed and most propagandized people on earth ( the American public) and the law passes with no opposition at all. Let's look at the part of HIPPA the American people know nothing about. The insurance company's do not want to insure sick people, period. Sick people decrease profits. Let's say you work at company A, and company A has an insurance company they use to insure their workers. Ten years later you want to work for company B.. Maybe you were fired or maybe company B just pays better, closer to home, nicer bosses, any of a thousand reasons. During your ten years at company A you developed heart disease. Company B has a different insurance company than company A, so why worry about a thing ??? Company A's insurance company will not say a world about your problem to company's B's insurance company.....right???
    Wrong. Company Bs insurance company will learn all about your health history from the other company. Its the "Portability" part of HIPPA. That's right, every test, doctors appointment, surgery, will be passed on without your permission. Your potential new boss will not know about your history. However your new boss will get a heads up on the cost of putting you on his team. Surprise, not a whole lot of protection on the back end of HIPPA. It is tricky legal ground for an employer to refuse a position based of health history. Refuse a position based on cost is a different story. HIPPA is needed. My neighbors do not need to know my health issues, that's fair. HIPPA was sold to us under that pretense. However, the real motive behind HIPPA is insurance company profit at the expense of your privacy.

    I'd be interested to know where you got your education on this exhaustive piece of federal legislation.

    HIPAA is not a joke. All anyone ever had to do to avoid exclusion of a pre-existing condition under HIPAA, even prior to the enactment of "Obamacare," was maintain continuous coverage under a health insurance plan. And even if you didn't, the absolute max time that you could be excluded was 18 months. I thought it was a pretty good deal myself, compared to pre-HIPAA.

    Nor does your "boss" find out anything about your health conditions through a health insurance application. Seriously? How many health insurance applications have you filled out PRIOR to becoming employed? No one's turning you down for a job based on your health insurance application.

    Finally, your boss doesn't get a "cost" to insure you individually. Your "cost" will no different than any other employee's cost. The insurance is priced as a GROUP.
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    Nor does your "boss" find out anything about your health conditions through a health insurance application. Seriously? How many health insurance applications have you filled out PRIOR to becoming employed? No one's turning you down for a job based on your health insurance application.

    Finally, your boss doesn't get a "cost" to insure you individually. Your "cost" will no different than any other employee's cost. The insurance is priced as a GROUP.
    When you use a lot of expensive medical services, chances are that you're not going to be able to hide the fact from your boss. In a small company, one employee with cancer or other expensive illness can cause the rates an insurance company charges an employer by a large amount.

    There is really no way to keep it secret. That is one reason having employers provide one's health insurance is an absurdity, a relic of wage controls from the WW II era.
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    My point was that when you apply for a job they don't say "Oh well it's going to cost you $800 a month to insure redhead_nurse98! so I'm not going to hire her."
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    Re: hiring based on medical history, it is so much more straightforward than the OP makes it out to be. We simply ask how many days of work were missed related to medical conditions, injuries or illness in the past 18 months. Any response greater than 3 means the candidate will not be considered. It is that simple. No cloak and dagger are required. If you are a person with multiple chronic problems (that are probably also expensive to treat) you have probably missed more than 3 days for illness and appointments. If you have those issues and have not allowed it to impact your commitment to your work, you are probably the ideal employee, costs aside, lol.
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    Reminds me of when i applied for a job in a certain hospital they checked my blood work for literally everything including a lipid panel!.....thank goodness am a health freak but i thought how odd:-(
    Recently my hospital changed insurance companies and the new company have us memo of increasing monthly deductible unless one participated in the health fairs....again they checked the bmi, glucose levels and lipid panels...ugh thank good ness again my health habits paid off,!!....but i wonder behind closed doors how they discussed some of the results!....moral of the story...yes am sure there is a correlation between your employer and insurance especially since we get pension and get to retire with health insurance!....just my 2 cents...
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    Quote from eCCU
    Reminds me of when i applied for a job in a certain hospital they checked my blood work for literally everything including a lipid panel!.....thank goodness am a health freak but i thought how odd:-(
    Recently my hospital changed insurance companies and the new company have us memo of increasing monthly deductible unless one participated in the health fairs....again they checked the bmi, glucose levels and lipid panels...ugh thank good ness again my health habits paid off,!!....but i wonder behind closed doors how they discussed some of the results!....moral of the story...yes am sure there is a correlation between your employer and insurance especially since we get pension and get to retire with health insurance!....just my 2 cents...
    I agree with your statement, however, the entire time I was reading it I couldn't help but listen to MADEA's voice since you have her as your Avatar, I love my Madea's Helluurr!!!! ... Aloha~
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    Why would an insurance company be looking at my medical history if I hadn't yet been hired?
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    I am having a very hard time taking this seriously when you clearly haven't read it, can't spell the acronym correctly, don't know under what administration it was passed, don't give very much accurate information about it, and do give substantial misinformation about it. I expect some people will believe you, because anything on the internet must be true. Not everyone, however. But thanks for playing.



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