Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse in the obamacare department, hang on to your hats folks, this one will knock you off your feet!

 

By Passionate Pachyderms

This isn’t one of those main stream media Obamacare fluff pieces folks, this is real life, happening to ordinary folks like you and I hundreds, perhaps thousands of times daily. The kicker is, the majority of those it’s happening to, have absolutely ZERO clue of the very serious ramifications of cavalierly, and mindlessly agreeing to things, and answering questions asked innocently by receptionists and admitting clerks in doctors’ offices and hospitals across the country, questions which,  if they only knew the very REAL ramifications of their affirmative answers, would frighten and outrage them.

Several weeks ago, upon checking into the office of my physician of 8 years, I was asked if I or anyone in my home owned a fire arm. I of course refused to answer, which created a tremendous hoopla, because the computer did not allow for any answer other than a Yes or NO. My response was, “Too bad, I’m not here to discuss my stance on an American citizens second amendment right to keep and bear arms, and therefore, I refuse to answer that question as it has no bearing on the reason I am here to see my physician. Further, I consider the fact that you asked the question an invasion of my right to privacy.”

I was outraged. I’d heard this was happening in places like California, the land of fruits and nuts, but never expected such ridiculousness to filter through to my Wisconsin Doctors office!

I decided from that point on, there would be no more scribbling my signature on whatever paper was placed in front of me while seeking medical care, taking whatever explanation was regurgitated by the presenter probably hundreds of times in the course of their work week. You know the ones I’m talking about, they have paragraphs lining both sides of the page with seemingly innocuous subheadings that no one ever takes the time to read carefully before signing. They place the sheet in front of you, and say something similar to, “This is just consent for us to treat you, and bill your insurance company”.

Let’s look a little closer at that assurance… is that REALLY all that those paragraphs say? If so, why not save a whole lot of ink, paper, and time, and just print, “I give xxx hospital or doctor permission to treat me and bill my insurance company”?

The reason they don’t do that, ladies and gentlemen, is because they know the chances of your reading anything printed on either side of that paper beyond the subheading of the first, and perhaps the second paragraph is nearly zero. They also realize, that anything they need your signature for, that may create problems, questions, or suspicion, they can  just slip into one of those unread paragraphs, cover their behinds, and absolve themselves of any responsibility for what might occur as a result without you knowing anything about it. They’ll slide one very carefully worded sentence into the middle of a paragraph under a subheading it has nothing to do with or perhaps slide one into the end, and no one is the wiser… no one that is, except for someone who’s caught them doing it, and as a result, takes all the time he/she needs to read every word carefully, and cross out anything/everything they find that don’t agree to.

This includes things like, allowing students to take over for your doctor during surgery, as long as the doctor is no further away then the next room. I mean who’s gonna know right? The patient is asleep or completely out of it, and won’t remember a thing! This allows them the ability to be doing four colonoscopies at the same time, while actually doing none of them, and getting paid for all of them. Get em’ in, get em’ out medical care, otherwise known as “cattle car medicine,” or OBAMACARE and YOU signed on the dotted line giving them permission to go right ahead and do it.  (Yes this has happened to me personally as well, though with something far more serious than a colonoscopy, and with nearly disastrous results which would NEVER have been known to me or my husband, were I not one of those REALLY annoying patients who insists upon getting copies of every single operative note, nurses comment, and supply list, and asking questions doctors don’t like, while pointing out the proof in their own handwriting.

To be clear, I don’t blame the doctors, they are over worked, under paid, and forced to spend unfathomable amounts of their time filling out ridiculous paperwork no one ever reads or pays any attention to, that satisfies some pencil pushers need for documentation.  But I digress…

Today, I went to the hospital four blocks from my home to obtain a simple x-ray of my lower back. Nothing major, nothing incredibly complicated, but because it was being done at the hospital, of course all the standard paperwork had to be completed before proceeding to x-ray.

As the clerk was busily typing away, asking the same questions asked every time anything is done there, I was stunned into silence when she asked in that innocent standard question kind of way, “If they take blood, or do any sort of procedure where they take tissue samples or blood, do you give us permission to donate whatever is left over after testing to a “bio repository?”

(Below I’ve included info about what a Bio Repository is, and what they do.)

What are Biospecimens and Biorepositories

What are biospecimens?

Biospecimens are materials taken from the human body, such as tissue, blood, plasma, and urine that can be used for cancer diagnosis and analysis. When patients have a biopsy, surgery, or other procedure, often a small amount of the specimen removed can be stored and used for later research. Once these samples have been properly processed and stored they are known as human biospecimens.

Doctors and researchers may analyze biospecimens to look for indications of disease in the donor. Biospecimens can confirm whether a disease is present or absent in a particular patient, but they also provide other information that may be useful to the physician or a researcher. Each sample may contain DNA, proteins, and other molecules important for understanding disease progression.

What are biorepositories?

Biorepositories (or biobanks) are “libraries” where biospecimens are stored and made available for scientists to study for clinical or research purposes. These biospecimens are commonly annotated with information about the patient from whom the biospecimen was taken, including data about their medical conditions and background. There are thousands of biorepositories in the United States, which vary widely by size, the type of biospecimens collected, and purpose.

One of the biorepository’s highest priorities is protecting the privacy and sanctity of personal and medical information. 

**Take special note of the last sentence of the second paragraph. 

Each sample may contain DNA, proteins, and other molecules important for understanding disease progression.

***Take EXTRA SPECIAL NOTE of the SECOND sentence in the third paragraph,

These biospecimens are commonly annotated with information about the patient from whom the biospecimen was taken, including data about their medical conditions and background.

Now, putting on my gold plated, extra shiny conspiracy theory Tin Foil Pachyderm hat, let me ask you, what might the government, particularly, the Obama administration do with the DNA of every AMERICAN citizen who has had any sort of medical treatment or blood test, (like those taken when folks go in for those yearly physicals required by Obamacare?) along with their medical histories, current medical conditions, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, complete lists of allergies, etc???

IS IT JUST ME, OR DOES EVERYONE SEE THE VERY SERIOUS, DANGEROUS, EVEN LIFE THREATENING POSSIBLE RAMIFICATIONS OF THIS???

Keep your wits about you folks, advise your family members to do the same.  We’re not in Kansas anymore folks, and this shit is getting far too real for words. THINK FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS, AND JUST SAY NO.I am Passionate Pachyderms, and I TELL IT LIKE IT IS.   PP~

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