Medical Identity Theft Prevention Coming

Some great news with life saving implications.  A few months ago, I had written about the life-threatening issues identity theft introduces into medical care.  As noted then, the largest perpetrators are illegal immigrants, transients, and drug addicts (attempt to get a prescription etc).  Illegal immigrants, initially, use the stolen identity for work but that, eventually, may translate into medical identity theft when they visit an emergency room or doctor.

Soon,  medical identity theft will be somewhat curtailed (depending on the measures employed) as doctors and hospitals will be verifying patients’ identities:

“This is showing that the same Mary with this Social Security number and this address; you should be 54. And you’re not 54,” said Deborah Wyncoop, the director of Health Policy with the Utah Hospital and Health Systems Association.

She says if someone pretends to be you, it could mean a deadly medical mistake

She explains, “If you’re O negative, and that person was B positive, and they start transfusing you with what is on the old record, that could be very problematic and potentially very deadly.”

Or Wyncoop says you could get the bill for medical procedures you didn’t have.

She says, “Was this someone that just transposed their Social Security number unintentionally, and we can find them, versus this was someone who borrowed someone else’s identification.”

When I posted on the subject, I suggested E-Verify be allowed to be employed to prevent these problems.  The rule is dubbed the “Red Flags Rule”.  The report doesn’t detail what mechanism will be used, but I hope that E-Verify (or a very close variant) can be used.  Nevertheless, this should be comforting to patients, hospitals, and doctors in providing, and receiving, effective medical care.

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  2. As our rights are infringed upon by our own government, so Americans and those here legally will never benefit from a decent health care plan, owing to the abomination called ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. By an Act in United States Congress passed in 1986, Hospital and ambulance services must provide care to anyone needing emergency treatment in spite of citizenship, legal status or capacity to pay. The predicament being that 20 million plus illegal immigrant families are using this law, for even minor ailments such as the common cold. Why should foreign nationals sign up for health care or anything, when they can get Taxpayers to pay for it all..?
    But this is not just an American dilemma, as it has been forcibly imposed on subjects of the European Union. This is causing a major derailment in the EU, because both legal and illegal entrants are stealing away the single payer medical care providers, to the citizens who have paid into the system from the time they first started work.

    A decent controlled governmental health care benefit, can—NEVER–be established, when a startling report disclosed the details of a cloaked meeting between nationwide businesses and open-borders groups working under the radical cover of the IMMIGRATIONWORKSUSA a lobbying group. The secret Capitol Hill National Summit” took place last month and revealed the sinister intention behind the lobbying entities efforts.
    Tamar Jacoby, who runs ImmigrationWorksUSA, kicked off the conference by stating the true aspiration of the coalition. The basic target is to promote THE FREE FLOW OF LABOR INTO THE USA, with—AS ALWAYS– the taxpayer being the beneficiary for corporate welfare. They want expedited cheap labor, where no American worker—NEED APPLY!

    WE MUST ACT NOW, OR IT WILL BE TOO LATE! These special interest lobbyists are well furnished with money from corporate America. We must empower mandated E-Verify as part of the Save Act, where everybody is screened in the workplace. Call your lawmaker TODAY! at 202-224-3121 I Want a health care system–even government run. BUT IT”S SURE TO FAIL, IF TAXES ARE BEING EXTORTED TO PAY FOR FREE HEALTH CARE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS?

    Millions of phone calls from angry Americans are jamming the Washington Switchboards. It is making these pandering politicians to corporate welfare, very anxious. Support for the bi-partisan E-VERIFY PART OF THE SAVE Act, which will expand E-Verify and protect American Workers! We must focus on the monolithic problem in terminating illegal immigrants-and the jobs that attract illegal aliens. WE WILL ALWAYS BE PAYING FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS, UNLESS WE DO SOMETHING NOW? Many GOP members are against a Path to citizenship for lawbreakers, so we mostly need the phones ringing in the ears of Democrats, who see the millions of illegal aliens as a positive voting block. WE MUST STOP IT NOW OF SUFFER FROM IRREVERSIBLE POPULATION GROWTH.

    DEMAND NO AMNESTY! NO FAMILY UNIFICATION KNOWN AS CHAIN MIGRATION! BUILD THE ORIGINAL FENCE! NO MORE HEALTH CARE OR ANY OTHER KIND OF BENEFITS FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. CLOSE THE BORDER AND STATION THE NATIONAL GUARD. $2.5 TRILLION DOLLARS, JUST IN RETIREMENT BENEFITS? Learn uncorrupted facts at NUMBERSUSA.

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