HIPAA turns 20: A look back at its impact
from By Scott E. Rupp
In August 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — more commonly known as HIPAA — was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton. Twenty years later, with Clinton's wife possibly on the verge of a presidency of her own, HIPAA still remains a pivotal point of policy and contention throughout the lexicon of the American healthcare system. Despite its age and divisiveness, HIPAA still matters.
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