Among the top all time posts on MCM was the one a couple weeks ago about the right wing and nut-o-sphere’s claim that the feds are going to require anyone signing up for health insurance will be implanted with an RFID chip containing their medical and financial records.
As of this am, there were 12.386 views of that post. I kid you not.
To repeat – there is NOTHING in the PPACA legislation or regulations about any RFID chip.
These conspiracy theorists either intentionally or ignorantly mis-read the PPACA’s Medical Device Registry language – which is clearly intended to track medical devices – hip replacements, pacemakers, spinal cages and the like – to “facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data.” This language – which is quite simple and quite clear is mis-interpreted to imply that we all are going to get a chip implanted somewhere on our persons.
Of course we need to get these devices tracked – many fail, many are recalled, and there are many complications arising from these devices. Rather than having no way to figure out who has an implant from the Acme Hip Bone Implant Device Co. by sorting thru paper documents, it only makes sense to have a central source that can identify the Acme patients.
Not only is there nothing in any document about this, but the tin-foil hat crazies propagating this rubbish cite a bill that was never even passed (HR 3200) and is not law as their source for this nefarious plot. And, it has been refuted by Snopes and about a hundred other investigators.
But the monsters-under-the-bed crowd don’t let facts interfere with their claims – oh, no, not this guy.
There have also been a flood of comments from people claiming this is some part of a master plan of the Illuminati, or the FreeMasons, or some other obscure group bent on world domination. After posting a couple comments, I’ve trashed the rest.