This is day number two in my discussion of the 23 Executive Orders enacted by the President.
2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.
I presume that this is in regards to reporting of private information from insurance companies to the federal government.
We all know that the federal government has difficulty in protecting private information. There has been enough breaches in information security in the news recently to clarify that. What information are they trying to get from insurance companies? Diagnosis? Personal info? Doctors info? If the individual states have privacy laws in place then it is for the protection of their constituants. There is also the data entry part of this equation in that human error is involved. Insurance companies are a ways down the list for information gathering on medical diagnosis. There would be too much room to be erroneously targeted due to typographical errors.
My opinion is that this executive order reaches too far in violating private information gained from hear say third party companies. Information used for background checks should be from 1st or 2nd party info where the validity can be assured.
Throw this one out too.