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Pet Peeve

One of my pet peeves since my husband passed away is to receive junk mail for my former stepkids. WTH? They have never lived here, ever. My former stepson has never been to this house, and my former stepdaughter was here for one week in Dec 2002, 7 mionths after we moved in. Today, my former stepdaughter got a magazine flyer from Anchor Blue, and a couple weeks ago, my former stepson got something from the military. Why are they getting crap here? There is no way I will forward their junk mail to them, mostly because I have no idea what their addresses are, and a little part because I won't waste money on them. My husband did that for them when he was alive and it wasn't appreciative. ANyway, just venting :-)

HIPAA Law 1996

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_Insurance_Portability_and_Accountability_Act
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAAPub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. It was sponsored by Sen. Nancy Kassebaum (R-Kan.).[1] Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.[2] This act gives the right to privacy to individuals from age 12 through 18. The provider must have a signed disclosure form the affected before giving out any information on provided health care to anyone, including parents.[3][4] The administrative simplification provisions als…