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My Health Record
The equivalent of painting a tin of tuna green and calling it dolphin friendly.
It’s not MY health record. It’s THEIR health record.
Last night I watch Channel 9 interviewing a Monash research worker. She proudly stated how obese children made more visits to the doctor and they had got this data from Medicare.
She didn’t get it from Medicare at all. Monash University have been given that data from the MY HEALTH RECORD because Medicare doesn’t know how much children weigh.
The most alarming thing about this interview was her last words, “We really need to…..” and was cut short.
For a University on a probable million dollar grant her assumptions on stolen census data with limited controls and research into environmental , genetic and socio economic constraints this is loss of privacy and civil liberty on which they are making statistically inaccurate assumptions. With our data.
Before you respond by saying this research will enable us to make better decisions, I would have liked her to have finished the sentence.
Would it be –
We will restrict Centrelink payments to people with obese children as they want to do with drug abusers.
Or will we start a multi-million education program for children in schools.
Or will we tax sugar.
Or will we put obese people on the bottom of the medical queue because they are a burden on society.
You can be sure it won’t be an indicator that lower income families don’t have enough income to buy healthy food, sign their children up to weekend sport or pay the swimming pool entrance fee.
If you think MY HEALTH RECORD is all about you and your safety – think again. The government hasn’t spent 2 billion dollars to benefit us.
If you think that’s OK I’m not fat I don’t care what they do. Do you wear glasses? Perhaps you read too much as a child. Indigenous Australians have much better focal length due to their outdoor lifestyle. Perhaps we should deny people who wear glasses Centrelink payments, Private health cover, or deny them cataract surgery.
MY HEALTH RECORD is what they call the loss of Privacy and Civil Liberty creep. They take a bit more and a bit more – link it altogether and anyone who knows anything about genocides knows exactly where this goes.