Like all invasions into our freedom and liberty, there are some benefits to centralized medical records. But, and it's a big but, any semblance of confidentiality and privacy will be lost and we can't opt out - the choice isn't ours. Not dissimilar to the U.S. census. There is a valid and constitutional reason for a "count" but the questions far exceed what was intended by the framers. The government, like a headstrong child, will push every limit until we refuse to submit. Hail Patrick Henry !