A Canadian disabled woman was denied entry to the United States after a customs agent cited her supposedly private medical details.


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Does this make you feel safer? A Canadian disabled woman was denied entry to the United States after a customs agent cited her supposedly private medical details.

“I was turned away, I was told, because I had a hospitalization in the summer of 2012 for clinical depression,’’ said Richardson, who is a paraplegic and set up her cruise in collaboration with a March of Dimes group of about 12 others. The Weston woman was told by the U.S. agent she would have to get “medical clearance’’ and be examined by one of only three doctors in Toronto whose assessments are accepted by Homeland Security. She was given their names and told a call to her psychiatrist “would not suffice.’’

At the time, Richardson said, she was so shocked and devastated by what was going on, she wasn’t thinking about how U.S. authorities could access her supposedly private medical information.

If Homeland Security can get access to a Canadian woman’s confidential medical records, how easy do you think it is for them to get access to your Obamacare records?

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  • Cotour

    But don’t you feel safer?

    The only thing that will be accomplished by such actions is that people who actually need psychiatric help will avoid it. That’s how Obamacare may intend to create savings in our system. Everyone has healthcare but who will want to access it if it means that the government will have their nose into every aspect of an individuals life? The end result? Reduced costs, no healthcare, but reduced costs. When you remove the pressures of properly regulated markets from such activities and replace it with overt, government run and overseen systems all that can come of it is paranoia and elite classes of individuals with connections to government who have access to better care. And of course complete control over the population.

    It is such a negative comment on existence that many of the articles and story’s posted here are based in such darkness, paranoia and opposition to freedom. But this is the world in which we find ourselves. This is not a criticism of the site but a comment on where we as Americans find ourselves. If you understand history and the nature of man, power and government these story’s must be told, unfortunately the continued telling of these outrages may only serve to lessen how people react to them. And we have to understand that we have a more microscopic view of reality because of the level of technology we have access to and we must attempt to create proper perspective when we “see” what we see.

  • Pzatchok

    Remember when all those countries around the world were crying about our NSA internet spying?

    Why have they ALL shut up?

    What was the exact agreement they all came to in order to let the US government keep doing this stuff?

    The US government is not the only nation that has access to your supposed private information. All the nations that have made the agreement now have access in a quid pro quo agreement with the US. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.

    All in the supposed name of better security against terrorists.

    Remember that UN agreement that would have given all signatory nations access to information on who the end buyers were of small arms and ammunition?
    Well we never signed it but through this agreement they have what they wanted. All the world now knows exactly what guns you have ever bought and as soon as buying ammo is regulated through the EPA they will have access to that as well.

    If you didn’t think the state kept track just look at NY now. They are sending out letters identifying exactly what guns you have and demanding they be turned in. All against the original intent of the all previous firearms tracking and accounting laws.

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