I firmly believe a course in Common Sense needs to be taught at the High School level. How to balance a checkbook. How to change a tire. Etc etc.

In this imaginary course, they should go over HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, to give every young adult in the general population a summary of how privacy relates to your personal health information. That way, in the future, the need to give out six thousand pieces of paper that say the same thing every time you go in for a medical procedure would no longer be necessary! How many pages covering HIPAA have been tossed in the recycle bin? I bet it’s a number close to phone books.

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Person of interest. Surrogate extraordinaire. Sorry about the mess. View all posts by Helen

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