Despite years of programming, indoctrination and popular belief – doctors are not authority figures.
Keep this in mind on your next visit.
If your primary care doctor has not yet asked you about whether you have guns in your home and if so, where you keep them, you may very well be asked during your next visit.
This answer will be recorded in your health records as requested in the EHRI (Electronic Health Records Initiative). It may also be recorded or accessed by the Federal Government.
Other questions may include but are not limited to: “Do you have any reason to be afraid that your spouse may harm you physically?”
It has been rumored to be part of the Obamacare Affordable Care Act (ACA), however it is not specifically written that doctors are mandated to ask, only clearly stated that they are allowed to do so. It is NOT required by law that you answer these questions. Though chances are they may pressure you or make it seem like you are required to answer.
Your doctor works for you. Not the other way around. If you feel like you are being interrogated rather than assisted on your way to good health, it’s likely because you are.
Planned parenthood goes so far to ask on their questionnaire about:
- Sexual Orientation
- Number of partners
- Even so far as to question if you have ever traded drugs or money for sex
- Or if you do Illegal Street drugs
These are asked even if you are just there for a routine yearly exam.
Why anyone would reply to these questions and then sign their name to it, no matter what the answers, is beyond me.
When I personally refused to answer these crazy intrusive inquiries and questioned, laughing, why on earth those were on there, I was told “We are mandated to ask and they have to be filled in.” (Which is not true).
I was then repeatedly pressured and talked in circles for answers. At one point the doctor even looked as if she was about to fill them in for me!
At that point I stated very clearly that if that were to take place they would be in for a world of legal trouble.
Not surprisingly, she put the pen down.
I did not go back to that office.