August 5, 2021
General News

Marjorie Taylor Greene says HIPAA shields her from vaccination questions. It doesn’t.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has been an outspoken critic of vaccines and masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. After she tweeted that the disease was a threat only to people who are obese or over 65 — very inaccurate medical guidance — Twitter banned her for 12 hours.

Greene held a news conference and was promptly asked if she herself was vaccinated.

“Your first question is a violation of my HIPAA rights,” Greene said July 20. “You see, with HIPAA rights, we don’t have to reveal our medical records, and that also involves our vaccine records.”

HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and it contains rules governing the privacy of medical information. 

But the law has no bearing on whether Greene can be asked about her medical history, according to both legal experts and official HIPAA guidelines….

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