Just another perk they neglected to mention during the ObamaCare debate.

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    CNSNews.com — 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 obesity-rating regulation states that every American’s electronic health record must: “Calculate body mass index. Automatically calculate and display body mass index (BMI) based on a patient’s height and weight.”
    The law also requires that these electronic health records be available — with appropriate security measures — on a national exchange.
     
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    Americans are Fat Asses

    You should stamp their BMIs on their bellies
     
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    This isn't ObamaCare, these are the meaningful use regs for the HITECH Act--standards providers have to meet to get bonus payments through Medicaid or Medicare.

    See this thread.
     
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    The BMI is absolutely worth it. It doesn't measure anything accurately.
     
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    Your medical records should be available to any doctor anywhere
     
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    Why exactly should complete strangers be able to access my medical records?
     
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    drug tests for all takers of tax payers money. there is no right to privacy
     

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