As Govt takes over healthcare, privacy disappears
In England, they’ve had government healthcare for quite some time. Now, doctors will be required to report alcohol consumption and other health factors to the government.
United States Democrats promised that a government administered health care system would not result in a government that would collect and use information on American citizens – the same promise the English government gave to their citizens.
Suddenly, the U.K. government will require that general practitioners (family doctors) to give lifestyle details to the National Health System – the government.
Once the federal government is on the hook for the administration of citizen health, it has no choice but to acquire information that it can use to minimize its exposure to its naive expectation – that somehow, centralized healthcare is cheaper AND more effective. It cannot be both.
When government takes over healthcare, it does not get less expensive, it only gets less private.