After my post last week on some crappy journalists’ mis-characterization of an IRS memo as an admission by the Obama administration that family premiums would be $20,000 in 2016, I received an email from a reader about an even better story.
Seems the nut-o-sphere is rife with claims that anyone signing up for health insurance will be implanted with an RFID chip containing their medical and financial records.
I kid you not.
This is yet another complete mis-characterization by people looking for any reason – real or not – to find fault with PPACA. (there are plenty of reasons without resorting to outright lies…)
This BS intentionally mis-reads the PPACA’s Medical Device Registry language – which is clearly intended to track medical devices to “facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data.” This language – which looks pretty simple and quite clear is mis-interpreted to imply that we all are going to get a chip implanted somewhere on our persons.
What does this mean for you?
Please do a bit of fact-checking before sending on emails…