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Newsgroups: comp.society.privacy
Subject: Federal Legislation to Authorize Sale of Medical Records
Date: 28 Jul 1998 00:58:57 GMT

The Washington Post ran an article on July 24, 1998 about the new

Republican sponsored health care legislation, called the Patient

Protection Act of 1998, which was scheduled to be debated on the House

floor today.

The article indicated that there is a provision in the bill that would

authorize the transfer and sale of medical records data by and to

private vendors.

The Post article indicates that representatives of the health care

industry, apparently led by a group referred to as the Healthcare

Leadership Council, consider such transfers and sales to be a good

trade off for providing high quality health care services.

For those who may be interested in voicing their views to their

Congressmen or Senators, the remainder of the legislative session is very

short due to the August recess and the November elections, so this bill

will move very fast.

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On Sabbatical!

When my office lease expired at the end of 2004, I decided to turn it into a "sabbatical" from my private practice. Many years ago, in my grandfather's 89th year of life, he told me, "John, it is important to smell the roses while you can still smell them." His life gave living a very good reputation. It is also true that the pursuit of that philosophy required my grandfather to to re-open his assay office/ore market in Wickenburg, Arizona as a 75-year-old because he had run a little short of retirement money. Thus, if blessed with his luck and health, I'll be back.. --jjh

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