If you request an electronic copy of your medical record, or protected health information (PHI) held by a HIPAA-covered entity, you have a right to receive it in paper or electronic form within thirty days. However, the information will only be released if you pay the associated fines. Why are these records so expensive to release?
If you were forced to work without pay, how long could you survive? Most Americans don’t have $400 saved up in case of emergency. For the more than 800,000 federal employees who are now entering their second straight month without income, the situation is getting increasingly dire.
Distracted driving has become a growing problem in recent years. It used to be that your carry-out coffee and your kids in the back seat were the only things taking your attention away the road. Nowadays, however, our phones provide the constant temptation of unlimited connectivity. Texting while driving, in particular, has led to a surge in traffic accidents—and deaths.