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No health card privacy issue - Roxon
Updated: 14:27, Monday June 8, 2009
Health Minister Nicola Roxon says there should be no privacy concerns over plans for a new medical card, designed to store a patients records on one computer chip.
She says the idea would not be compulsory and the patient can say what they do and don't want on their health card.
Govt developing all-purpose health card
17:15 AEST Mon Jun 8 2009
24 minutes ago
The federal government is considering developing a healthcare card that records medical histories but allows the cardholder to control who accesses the information.
Health Minister Nicola Roxon stressed the card would be nothing like the former coalition government's proposed access card.
The coalition's access card was designed to replace the Medicare card and would have been compulsory for any Australian who wanted to access around 16 other government health and welfare services.
However, the plan was abandoned after concerns were raised about the card's security after a government-appointed taskforce found it could be read by anyone with a card scanner.
Just why released on a public holiday do you think?
Marbles are all over the place here and it is very, very sad.