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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    OV probably uses his Social Security money to buy bourbon!

    I think the problem here is giving out government assistance to those who can work, regardless of what they use it for. BTW, there are ways for people to scam a urine test, so requiring them doesn't really solve the problem anyway.
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    U.S Panel recommends drug screening all adults
    So, how many of those "panelists" own stock in testing companies?

    "All adults"?

    Severe overreach, in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    I thought my medical information was protected under HIPPA laws, heck I can't even get information on my wife's medical tests without her permission.
    If the government can access my private medical information, we are in deeper do-do than i thought we were.
    It’s protected to an extent unless they deem it creates a danger to the public or if there’s a warrant from a judge. However, riddle me this Dr. knows you have guns finds out your using an illegal drug think he’s not going to say your dangerous if he’s an anti?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyR View Post
    I find this disturbing...Besides an invasion of privacy I see this as a backdoor gun control measure.
    A panel recommends drug screening by doctors for all adults, possibly teens. I see it as a first step to drug testing. Then, declarations of drug use, mental issues. Add red flag laws and you get gun confiscation.

    Am I over reacting? Your opinions?

    "The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has determined, for the first time, that there is enough evidence to state with “moderate certainty” that screening adults for illicit substance use is overall beneficial."
    "What the panel means by “screening” means a physician asking a patient a series of questions. The answers can indicate who might need to be offered or referred support"



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    " “Screening tools are not meant to diagnose drug dependence, abuse, addiction, or use disorders,” the members of the task force wrote in their report."

    Sure, I believe that ! If they do not, then what would be the point ?

    Further, if dot.gov wished to institute such a program, it should first be implemented in Congress, two years in advance of any public roll-out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    OV probably uses his Social Security money to buy bourbon!
    Medicare actually, for medicinal purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Medicare actually, for medicinal purposes.
    I'm doing something wrong. I pay Medicare monthly from my Social Security for Medicare to deny my medical claims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spclopr8tr View Post
    I'm doing something wrong. I pay Medicare monthly from my Social Security for Medicare to deny my medical claims.
    I have never understood that, we pay into Social Security to be able to draw it when we retire only to have to pay it back in order to get medical care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I have never understood that, we pay into Social Security to be able to draw it when we retire only to have to pay it back in order to get medical care.
    Actually, we pay into SS AND Medicare--separately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyR View Post
    I find this disturbing...Besides an invasion of privacy I see this as a backdoor gun control measure.
    A panel recommends drug screening by doctors for all adults, possibly teens. I see it as a first step to drug testing. Then, declarations of drug use, mental issues. Add red flag laws and you get gun confiscation.

    Am I over reacting? Your opinions?

    "The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has determined, for the first time, that there is enough evidence to state with “moderate certainty” that screening adults for illicit substance use is overall beneficial."
    "What the panel means by “screening” means a physician asking a patient a series of questions. The answers can indicate who might need to be offered or referred support"



    https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/13/...ug-use-adults/

    https://www.uspreventiveservicestask...cription-drugs
    They would only have to overturn a gazillion state/federal laws, rules and regulations. In my experience, a task force is about as useless as lipstick on a pig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    I thought my medical information was protected under HIPPA laws, heck I can't even get information on my wife's medical tests without her permission.
    If the government can access my private medical information, we are in deeper do-do than i thought we were.
    You need to go read the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

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    What the heck is a “U.S. Preventive Services Task Force”?

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    Gosh those Pee test are easy to pass, about as easy as a Pap test if you study!
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    Drug users already know they're using drugs. They don't need extra "screening" to be told what they already know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Actually, we pay into SS AND Medicare--separately.
    Only while still employed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graydude View Post
    Drug users already know they're using drugs. They don't need extra "screening" to be told what they already know.

    Easier than that, HIPPA is a load of bull poop, government can get a hold of those records and have a nicely typed list of what drugs people are on. It’s the kids that are being drugged by antidepressants while growing up that scare me, and anyone that is on them! That mess is poisonous the doctors are poisoning people and they don’t realize it.

    Anyone can know what drugs another person is using if they really want to.
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