Obamacare stands up for gun rights
the PBS Newshour's website (PBS.org/newshour) on 12/31/2012 has a a story titled: "How the Health Reform Law Supports Gun Rights"
the gist of the story is that in the Affordable Care Act more generally called obamacare, there is a section titled "Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights".
this section says the health law's wellness programs can't require participants to give information about guns in the house. it also prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from collecting data on gun use and stops insurance companies from denying coverage or raising premiums on members because of gun use.
needless to say, many anti-gun health care organizations are protesting these provisions as preventing health care professionals from doing their jobs, as they consider firearms to be a menace to human health.
But others think firearms in your closet are none of a doctor's business.
this section was added to the bill at the request of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
the language does not prevent doctors from inquiring about guns in the household.