What Are The Pros And Cons Of HIPAA

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iHCA230 April 13, 2011 Lisa Keener HIPAA Evaluation The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was established in 1996 to protect health care coverage and to increase privacy of personal health care information. HIPAA has pros and cons. The following is a brief description of these pros and cons as perceived by the writer. Pro #1 Consumers of health care have privacy over who is allowed to view their medical history and information. Some individuals have medical information that could be detrimental to being hired or keeping employment if their medical history were available to the hiring organization. Pro #2 People can not be denied health care coverage because of genetics or hereditary ailments. Some

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