Gold Dome, Linda Gorman, Politics

Unlike Colorado, people in North Carolina can opt out of health care database

At the RedState.com blog, John Hayward describes freedom as “the right to say ‘no,’ the right to withdraw consent, the right to refuse an offer, the right to seek alternatives.”

icon_blog_noteIn 2010, the Colorado legislature mandated that you have to provide your private medical information to Colorado’s All Payer Claims Database whether you like it or not. As a result, big parts of your medical history have become the property of the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), a private organization that runs the database.

In North Carolina, the legislature included “The opportunity for all individuals on a continuous basis the right to opt out” of the state’s voluntary statewide health information exchange.

Who has more liberty?

Linda Gorman is Health Care Policy Center Director at the Independence Institute, a free market think tank in Denver.

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