did you know that when you get a prescription at a walmart pharmacy that if you dont restrict it that Walmart can sell all your PHI (personal health information which is everyone they know about you, address, drugs you take, diseases you have, social security number,your insurance plan) to "with your authorization we may receive renumeration, finacial or otherwise, dire ctly or indirectly in exchange for your PHI"
"For marketing; with your authorization we may use or disclose your PHI to our third=party agents, representatives, service providers and/or contractors to offer target marketing communications to you"
I dont know about the rest of you but this means they can sell it to about anyone. I tried restricting this and the form is a lot of double speak that is difficult to understand and make operable and Walmart has to agree to your desire to remove such items or it will not be effective. Their pharmacists must get paid to make sure you dont sign it as they argued with me about it even after I had a bentonville representative call them about not filling my script because I refused to sign their HIPAA agreement which in itself is a HIPAA violation. Do you really want Walmart selling all your PH information they have ? I believe this is a policy that few are aware of and it can be changed by making more aware of the abuse of your health information . Complain or go elsewhere is going to be my tactic until they change.
4 or 5 months ago when this was mid 70s and people were calling for PS of 100 by end of year. doesnt look so far off on price now does it? actually it looks like a slam dunk. GLTAL
shep you still owe me an apology if you have done your DD and read the walmart HIPAA form.
when you buy drugs at walmart you authorize them on their HIpAA form to sell your PHI to anyone they deem If you dont believe me then read it on the hipaa form they give you about half way down under PHI for sale and for marketing
shep, I dont know if they sell it I just know that when you sign the form you give them authorization to sell your PHI and I gave you the written statement off of thier form. It is not a conspiracy theory it is a fact quoted from thier HIPAA form and it wasnt there when HiPAA first came out and they had people sign it and more people were likely to read it than years later. I always thought they would change it and they have. I have refused to sign it for over the last 65 yrs and was never denied having my script filled until this week. I really dont think many read the form they sign anymore. One of my earliest contentions was why sign each time, the answer was so they could change it and get you used to not reading it. YOu are naive if you dont think they will sell it. they are worst than the guy that created Facebook
after reading some other posts it seems you are a teacher, well no wonder our school systems are in trouble, if you understood english what I wrote was a quote from the Walmart HIPAA form, I did not say they sold it I said you gave them authorization to sell it to almost anyone they deemed. I dont have knowledge of thier business practices but I do believe you dont ask for authorization unless you intend to use it. If it is the dumbest thing you ever read then take it up with Walmart, they wrote it and the final point is that if it is the dumbest thing you ever read then you read very little. This authorization is an extreme invasion of privacy that people are signing away IMO because most dont read it and they denied filling my script because I wanted to restrict that sale of PHI We will see if the US govt that looks at HIPAA complaints feels it is dumb since I have filed a complaint.
2000 was a tech bubble that was overdone and 2007 was the beginning of a recession, neither are to compare to this one, first off if you take the monetary deflation out the market is really at near 10000 on the dow as US dollar has lost 40% of its value due to Bernanke and Obama doing QE. We are slowluy recovering even if nothing is being done to create jobs like the Keystone pipeline, or incentives for cars to go on natural gas so we can quit sending money to our enemies for oil. This bull market really has a long way to go as it will not really get started until 2017 when the republicans get control of the Senate, House and Executive office
I took a 160k haircut and I am not happy i have 32k shares and this is not a good move, I am sure that they had discussions with escripts and CVS before this happened and they did not give stockholders any lead that this was happening and I dont believe that they havent known of it being possible for 4 to 5 months. This is a material event that should have been disclosed a long time ago and management has dropped the ball on this one.
this is so much BS such as previous posts of this and elliott waves, your talk has been totally empty on value to follow, eventually you may get one right but as a trader you are zero, sorry to be so harsh but your crystal ball is so foggy as to be useless
I have 42000 shares at average cost of 13.50 and trying to wittle down by trading a few shares here and there. added 10k shares at 9.65 area
why cant you do your due diligence and check out the HIPAA form at walmart that lets them sell your personal health information, is that any less stupid than grammar or spelling?
you do not know what you are talking about, there is a federal law but it is that they cant do it without your permission, have you read their hipaa form you have agreed to? it is on the back of the instructions they give you with your prescription. ask them for a copy of the hipaa form if you dont get prescriptions. I have told you how and where to find it, it doesnt go away because you refuse to look it up and denial doesnt make it go away either. I have checked it out and printed it for you word for word on this message board. They do have permission unless you have filled out a form to restrict it and they have agreed to do so. Since you have not done that they can sell any information they have on you. You have no idea because you havent taken the time to check what I am saying you just deny like the pharmacist did at walmart because she didnt want other customers to get upset. GO LOOK IT UP IT WILL ONLY TAKE A FEW MINUTES THEN LET US SEE YOUR RESPONSE
I have never gone to a health provider that had an authorization that gave them the right to sell your PHI, I was a health care provider before I retired and my form just gave me permission to do what I have to do by law and talk or share information with your insurance co, referral doctors, and legal representatives.
this quarters earnings just reported was more than all of 2013 earnings for the entire year. And now we can add idealsib for the rest of the year and more countries that will be approved for Sovaldi and the combo before year end. Dont lose courage, hold hold hold.