HHS To Require Your Electronic Medical Records Include BMI, Tubby

But, hey, don’t worry, none of that information included in your gub’mint required electronic records will ever possibly be stolen, leaked, hacked, messed up, or missused. But, it could be used to make you put down that cupcake, bubble butt

New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records–that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year–must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity.

The law also requires that these electronic health records be available–with appropriate security measures–on a national exchange.

A person’s BMI score is used as a tool to screen for obesity or excessive body fat that could lead to other health problems. While it does not actually measure body fat directly, according to CDC, the BMI scores generally correlate with a person’s body fat percentage.

Maybe Michelle Obama should spend a bit more time working on the weight issues of people in government, such as Congress-people and the Surgeon General. But, you’ve got nothing to worry about vis a vis these records

The new regulations also stipulate that the new electronic records be capable of sending public health data to state and federal health agencies such as HHS and CDC. The CDC, which calls American society “obesogenic” – meaning that American society itself promotes obesity – collects BMI scores from state health agencies every year to monitor obesity nationwide.

So long, Doctor-Patient Confidentiality. Los Federales will know all about you, Chunky.

Say, whatever happened to that pesky Bill of Rights thingy and invasion of privacy and such that liberals whined about during the earlier part of this decade?

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