Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Another Example of HIPAA Futility

Todd Stroger, the elected Cook County Commissioner here in Chicago, never wanted the public to know that he needed surgery for prostate cancer. He made it clear his health issues were a "personal matter." But the public wanted to know, so the public found out.

Is there any backbone to HIPAA? Does holding public office imply that individuals forfeit their rights to protection under this law?

Interesting questions, eh? What do you think?


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