Talk:Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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Section 6039G[edit]

Section 6039G of HIPAA[1] has a very curious provision. Skipping the legalese, this section requires that the IRS regularly publish in the Federal Register a list of individuals who have chosen to expatriate[2], something which is unrelated to the main purpose of the act.

It's an odd thing to have in a bill, but it's getting a bit more attention[3] and there's a Wikipedia page containing notable expatriates, many of whom were uncovered under HIPAA's 6039G[4], and is also being reported heavily at the Isaac Brock Society Web site[5] (a site for Americans abroad who are upset with US tax policy vis-a-vis expats).

Since the Wikipedia comments say "no more links", I would like to add a link to mention a bit of background on this subject. While it's not commonly known about inside of the US, those of us Americans living outside the US are being heavily impacted by this issue. Presumably, Eduardo Saverin was "outed" as renouncing his US citizenship due to the April 2012 Federal Register listing him[6], thus leading to great controversy and the drafting of the Ex-PATRIOT Act.

Overseasexile (talk) 15:10, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

It wouldn't be appropriate to just link to an external website discussing it, but it's possible that the topic is encyclopedic enough to treat directly in the article, following all appropriate policies and guidelines, especially those pertaining to reliable sources. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 15:19, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for that. I'll look at pulling together a useful article. The entire provision has been rather controversial and I'll try to do it justice. Overseasexile (talk) 15:27, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
I see from the bill that it's part of the Revenue Offsets title. Guess that explains how it got in there... --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 15:40, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Request for Picture Deletion[edit]

The picture titled hipaa.jpg, with a nurse shredding documents labelled 'Confidential' seems to be an attempt at criticism, and is not representative of HIPAA. I think that kind of satire is best left to a public forum, not here.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Tccam (talkcontribs) 18:09, 23 May 2013‎ (UTC)

Agreed: OMG, that image is inappropriate! It claims to come from a free source but I also see it sold on I am removing it now. (talk)

History of changes between Clinton and Bush administration[edit]

I am unsure how reliable this whitepaper is itself, but "Policy Misdiagnosis: The Myth of Patient Consent in the Clinton HIPAA Health Privacy Rule" does link to some key dates and changes in the HIPAA rules for this era. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:14, 23 September 2015 (UTC)