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Medical Records Privacy

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Medical Records Privacy

Medical Records Privacy

Medical Records Privacy

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Tomorrow, Congress will miss a self-imposed deadline to pass legislation protecting the privacy of medical records. NPR's Julie Rovner reports that lawmakers have written several bills but can't agree on the details. Privacy advocates are upset because there's no federal law protecting this type of personal information. But some in the health care industry feel having access to the data is beneficial to medical research.