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Health and Human Services “Privacy” Standards: The Coming Destruction of American Medical Privacy
By Charlotte Twight
This article appeared in the Spring 2002 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Although Americans strongly support medical privacy, recent legislation expands access to individually identifiable medical records without patient permission. How these laws came to pass is a lesson in the political tactics of misrepresentation, tying controversial laws to popular causes, and incrementalism.



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Volume 6 Number 4
Spring 2002

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