Recently I had my gallbladder taken out and spent 10 days in the hospital for what should have been an overnight stay. My insurance company kicked me out sooner than I should have been released. They DID authorize home nurse visits for two weeks. As part of the routine questions asked by the hospital, some new ones popped up. I was asked if I had guns in the house. I responded that if I did I would not tell them. FYI, I am passing this along...these are comments from two other people that have also been asked if they keep guns in the house by medical staff. The nurse just kind of slipped it in along with all the other regular questions. I told her I refused to answer because it was against the law to ask (privacy laws). I have since learned that this is REQUIRED by Obamacare and that most doctors/hospitals are against gathering this information but are being FORCED to with the full implementation of Obamacare. This is nothing short of information gathering by the government... YOU decide what the purpose is.
Everyone, whether you have guns or not, should give a neutral answer so they have no idea who does and who doesn't. My doctor asked me if I had guns in my house and also if any were loaded. I, of course, answered yes to both questions. Then he asked why I kept a loaded gun close to my bed. I answered that my son, who is a certified gun instructor and also works for Homeland Security, advised me that an unloaded, locked up gun is no protection against criminal attack. The Government now requires these questions be asked of people on Medicare, and probably everyone else. Just passing this along for your information: I had to visit a doctor other than my regular doctor when my doctor was on vacation and one of the questions on the form I had to fill out was: Do you have any guns in your house? My answer was None of your business!! So it is out there! It is either an insurance issue or government intervention.
Either way, it is out there and the second the government gets into your medical records (as they want to under Obamacare) it will become a major privacy issue and may be used against individuals to infringe on Second Amendment Rights.
Please pass this on to all the other retired guys and gun owners...Thanks, from a Vietnam Vet and retired Police Officer: I had a doctors appointment at the local VA clinic yesterday and found out something very interesting that I would like to pass along. While going through triage before seeing the doctor, I was asked at the end of the exam, three questions:
1. Did I feel stressed?
2. Did I feel threatened?
3. Did I feel like doing harm to someone?
The nurse then informed me, that if I had answered yes to any of the questions, I would have lost my concealed carry permit as it would have gone into my medical records and the VA would have reported it to Homeland Security.
Looks like they are going after the vets first. Other gun people like retired law enforcement will probably be next. Then when they go after the civilians, what argument will they have?
Be forewarned and be aware. The Obama administration has gone on record as considering veterans and gun owners potential terrorists.
Whether you are a gun owner, veteran or not, YOU"VE BEEN WARNED ! If you know veterans and gun owners, please pass this on to them.
Be cautious about what you say and to whom!
What are your thoughts?