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What Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn't know about HIPAA is, well, a lot | CNN Politics

July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 5: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on February 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House voted 230 to 199 on Friday evening to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from committee assignments over her remarks about QAnon and other conspiracy theories. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was asked a simple question. Her answer was, uh, revealing.

Here’s the question, asked of Greene by a reporter during a press availability in her office: “Have you yourself gotten vaccinated?”

And now for her answer: “Your first question is a violation of my HIPAA rights.

You see with HIPAA rights we don’t have to reveal our medical records and that also includes our vaccine records. ”

Marjorie Taylor Greene, asked if she’s been vaccinated, says the question is “a violation of my HIPAA rights. ” pic. twitter. com/RM3j48Tj6X

But, Greene’s comments about a reporter’s question being some sort of HIPAA violation and that her vaccination status is covered by HIPAA suggests she has no earthly idea what the law actually does (and doesn’t) protect.

Then there’s Greene’s second claim that her HIPAA rights mean she doesn’t have to say whether she has been vaccinated against Covid-19.

HIPAA does not ban the asking of such questions or the gleaning of such data. ”

Greene has the right to refuse to answer a question about her vaccination status.

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