A provision of the Affordable Care Act will apparently require doctors to dig in to patients' history of sex, drugs, and...well that's it, actually. It's news
that's even got conservatives, historically no big defenders of licentiousness, up in arms due to the complicity of much-maligned Obamacare.
The Goldwater Institute, named after the man some say
is a precursor to Ron Paul's legacy, is claiming that questions asking for the number of sex partners across a life time among other things is a serious violation of privacy.
"Once you've shared your information with a private third party, the Supreme Court has ruled that is fair game for the government," said Christina Sandefur, a lawyer for the Arizona-based organization.
A New York doctor added that the provision is "nasty business" in addition to "insensitive, stupid and very intrusive."
Courtney Nunes points out
that fellow writer Betsy McCaughey recommends patients uncomfortable with risks to privacy request their doctor keep two sets of medical records so that sensitive data relating to sex and drug use stays on-site.
"Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath seriously and won't be offended," claims McCaughey.
Via Opposing Views