This is great news. I've already filled out the form and will be taking it to
my primary care physician. This a big step in the right direction toward
beginning to get some control on spiraling health care costs.
I think this is a great idea overall to protect patients and facilitate the best
care possible. However, your medical records still are only as good as the
information contained in them. I would caution each individual to examine their
records to make sure they're accurate before signing any consent forms. You
would be absolutely amazed at how much incorrect information gets into medical
records. Sometimes errors are trivial and sometimes they're not. It also
wouldn't hurt to examine your records periodically to make sure they continue to
I already have a disc that contains my history from my cardiologist in case I
fall ill out state/area. My primary is automatically updated also from
specialists that he has me see. It does save time as long as the govt doesn't
stick their nose in it like Obamacare does. The only thing that concerns me is
the possibility of my information being used for the wrong reason by the wrong
people namely the gov't.
David B. | The only thing that concerns me is the possibility of my
information being used for the wrong reason by the wrong people namely the
gov't.Actually you should be scared of the insurance companies who
will use the info to NOT cover something when they decide to drop your coverage
because one simple crossed "t" doesn't match their records.The
Government is you, not some bottom line bean counter who makes bonuses by
denying coverage.But hey, what ever makes you feel like the
insurance companies are out to help you.