Amy Oliver of the Independence Institute writes:
Colorado’s APCD [All Payer Claims Database] is a disaster waiting to happen and makes a mockery of transparency, which is intended for citizens to watch government not the other way around. Among civil libertarians, the Independence Institute was the lone defender of your medical privacy.
Fortunately for Coloradans, the database is behind schedule. It was supposed to be operational by summer 2011. That has been delayed until December 2011. Enjoy your medical privacy while it lasts. As supporters claim, they cannot “manage” your health care, unless they can “measure” it.
Read her whole post: Spotlight on your private medical records.
To my understanding, there’s a way to opt-out of this database. See my post: Colorado’s health “information exchanges” threaten your medical privacy.