For those who are unaware, the word ‘firearm’ appears ten times in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”), with provisions similar to those in the Florida law referenced. That may come as a shock, since the idea of prohibiting the same by Florida physicians is presented in the video as fairly ridiculous. It most certainly is not. These prohibitions are not new, but rather already codified in the ACA.

It’s fairly obvious from any reading of the intent of the act (notwithstanding the tongue-in-cheek comments during Noel’s recent interview segment on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), that the intent here, and more specifically in the Florida Law mentioned, is not to undermine medical care, but simply clarify that personal information on firearms ownership, etc, should not be made a part of medical records, used in any discriminating way (such as detailed below) to perhaps increase coverage costs for gun owners, or enforce disclosures as a pre-requisite of participation in health programs. It’s that simple.

“(c) Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights.–
“(1) Wellness and prevention programs.–A wellness and
health promotion activity implemented under subsection (a)(1)(D)
may not require the disclosure or collection of any information
relating to–
“(A) the presence or storage of a lawfully-
possessed firearm or ammunition in the residence or on
the property of an individual; or

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“(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a
firearm or ammunition by an individual.
“(2) Limitation on data collection.–None of the
authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that
Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used for the
collection of any information relating to–
“(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a
firearm or ammunition;
“(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or
“(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition.
“(3) Limitation on databases or data banks.–None of the
authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that
Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used to maintain
records of individual ownership or possession of a firearm or
ammunition.
“(4) Limitation on determination of premium rates or
eligibility for health insurance.–A premium rate may not be
increased, health insurance coverage may not be denied, and a
discount, rebate, or reward offered for participation in a
wellness program may not be reduced or withheld under any health
benefit plan issued pursuant to or in accordance with the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made
by that Act on the basis of, or on reliance upon–
“(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a
firearm or ammunition; or
“(B) the lawful use or storage of a firearm or
ammunition.
“(5) Limitation on data collection requirements for
individuals.–No individual shall be required to disclose any
information under any data collection activity authorized under
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment
made by that Act relating to–
“(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a
firearm or ammunition; or
“(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a
firearm or ammunition.”.

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