Privacy & Medicare Item # 35643

I apologise that I missed this when it was published.

It is evident that Health Minister Tony Abbott has been fomenting this ill horror for some time.

Women will be required to declare abortions on their Medicare paperwork under a plan being considered by the HoWARd Government.

I can only assume that HoWARd (and others) ordered Tony to keep his social engineering to himself until the subject could be considered without the sensitivities of an imminent election.

I can just imagine the conversation:

Tony: "There are far too babies being killed John"

John: "Babies killed? Where?"

Tony: "Abortions. Morning after pills. Me, Nick, Ando, Kevin and God, we’re not happy"

John: "Listen Tony, if you keep quiet; Lie if you are directly questioned; Avoid media scrutiny of your agenda, then I’ll provide extra money directed to mothers who give birth to babies from midnight on 30 June this year. How does 3 thousand dollars sound? That should keep a few of them from aborting until after we win and then it’s all yours. Save as many as you can. Make it as difficult as possible. We’ll never stop the rich ones, but we will stop quite a lot. Use every Government Department that’s relevant. And Tony, remember my name is out of it"

Julie Robotham says it best.

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3 Responses to “Privacy & Medicare Item # 35643”

  1. Surgical Termination Of Pregnancy spying » Suki Has An Opinion Says:

    […] Surgical Termination Of Pregnancy spying As with all things regressive at the moment, it seems the US is leading the way. Whilst Indiana or Kansas are not in Australia, the legislation, but more frighteningly, the intent, could certainly be imported here.† We, as health care consumers, must remain ever vigilant of our right to privacy. We must be able to continue to trust those that we share our medical history with. An abortion or 5 abortions is a medical history your Medical Practitioner should know about.In Darwin there is a Surgical Termination Of Pregnancy (STOP) clinic – uncomplicated, unequivocal, public. NT Law states that abortion happen in a Hospital. Darwin only had one hospital. In a town of 80,000 people everybody respected the need for privacy and very few breaches occurred. Even in this respectful environment quite a bit of identity swapping happened. Hospital Record Numbers were offered for our Catholic sisters. This practice in an open and respectful system, where an external factor got in the way, potentially leaves us with inaccurate medical records. Can we even begin to imagine what happens when we don’t feel that we can trust an internal factor? […]

  2. Acting with impunity » Suki Has An Opinion Says:

    […] This has so many implications. Firstly the sneaky creation of a specific Medicare payment that will be able to ’split’ what is currently covering a variety of Gynaecological services as to the reason/s for the patient’s visit to a doctor. This specific Medicare number could theoretically be cross referenced with women who then go on to be admitted to the variety of Gynaecological services which cover the current Medicare number and by default get a clearer picture of what’s not going on to full-term in the uteri of the nations uppity women. Then our government, perhaps using the Access card could link into Centrelink and find out who the women are who go on to claim a baby bonus within say 12 months of the date of the call to the pregnancy counseling services. Perhaps our government could track who does the better pregnancy counseling service and pay productivity bonuses. […]

  3. mgk: Machine Gun Keyboard Says:

    […] Suki Lombard agains rips Father Tony Abbott, this time for his decision to award a contract for pregnancy counselling to a Catholic faith based service organisation, Centacare, instead of evidence based counselling services. On the issue of privacy in the digital age, Suki rightly and frighteningly observes: This has so many implications. Firstly, the sneaky creation of a specific Medicare payment that will be able to ísplití what is currently covering a variety of gynaecological services as to the reason/s for the patientís visit to a doctor. This specific Medicare number could theoretically be cross referenced with women who then go on to be admitted to the variety of gynaecological services which cover the current Medicare numberÖ and by default get a clearer picture of whatís not going on to full-term in the uteri of the nationís uppity women. […]

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