Sep 30, 2009 Political
The government health care takeover calls for all medical records to be electronic. Electronic records can make life a lot easier and I have seen some amazing technology with regard to electronics and medical application. But, as with all electronic records, there is a chance that data will be compromised and someone who shouldn’t will gain access to the records. Look how many electronic data bases, government and private, have been compromised.
Patrick Kennedy said that sexually transmitted diseases and abortions will not be required to be reported in electronic medical records. The cynic might wonder about the abortions. Is this so they can be paid for with taxpayer money and not be recorded?
Probably not. Kennedy is worried about the data being compromised and people being embarrassed by it. Kennedy should know about items in medical records that could be embarrassing given his treatment for substance abuse.
Kennedy, probably without realizing it, told us that the electronic records might not be so secure after all. If they were then why would he want these items omitted (upon patient request)? They are not omitted from paper records because there is not a great a chance that they will be compromised. By asking that they not be included he has indicated that there is a concern that they would be inadvertently released. Therefore, the electronic records will not be as secure as the government wants you to believe.
I am having trouble understanding why these two items were selected by him. The left is proud of its support of abortion and it is a badge of honor for a young liberal woman to have an abortion and the younger the better.
Perhaps the STD issue is to allow people to exclude a positive HIV test.
No matter what the reason, Kennedy gave us a glimpse as to how secure the records will be.
He is not so sure or he would not want certain things omitted.
Jun 9, 2008 Political
The major US cities are heavily populated and an overwhelming number of those people are Democrats. Those cities are crime ridden and they have fiscal problems as Democratically controlled governments institute more and more social programs that keep people in poverty and keep them under the thumb of their task masters in government. These cities are so densely populated that a very small number of them can supply more votes for a Democratic candidate than the rest of the country combined. This is why Al Gore won the popular vote but won fewer than 1000 of the 3000 cities and counties across the country. This is also why the electoral college is very important.
A new study shows that 25% of the residents in New York City have genital herpes. The city also has the distinction of having higher rate than the national average for many other sexually transmitted diseases including Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and infectious syphilis.
The number of registered Democrats in New York City (which is comprised of five boroughs) is five times greater than the number of registered Republicans and that does not include the 5 million who are not registered (either not registered or too young). However, it is safe to assume that the Democrats outnumber Republicans five to one.
Given that the Democrats support the lifestyles associated with rampant STD infections it should come as no surprise that the incidence of them is highest where liberals congregate. The free love spirit of the 1960s is still a part of the liberal culture and it has been expanded to encourage homosexual sex and teaching children about sex in school. Teen aged girls have babies and young “men” father several kids with different girls before they are old enough to drive. This comes from liberal programs that keep people in poverty and single parent homes where people are encouraged to live on welfare and keep squirting out kids to get that check. The Health department gives those young girls the pill but they claim every time they stand up the pill falls out.
I am sure that there will be other excuses for this (and I can’t figure how they actually got an accurate number) but the bottom line is the liberal lifestyle fosters environments where STDs spread like wildfire. Go to any major city and it is very likely that Democrats are running it. It is also likely that it is full of social problems that one fails to see in areas with little or no liberal influence.
Liberalism has destroyed most major cities and now New York has 25% of its population infected with genital herpes and higher than average STD rates for other diseases.
Name any social ill and you are sure to find it in a large city run by Democrats.