Health advocates criticize gun rights provision in health law

01/2/2013 | Washington Post, The

A provision, pushed by the National Rifle Association, in the Affordable Care Act that prohibits the collection of data on gun use and ownership during doctor visits drew criticism from both gun-control and health advocates. "We ask our patients about many things, not because we're anti-gun but because we have an obligation and an ethical duty to keep the kids safe," said Denise Dowd, an ­emergency-care physician in Kansas City, Mo., and an AAP adviser on firearms issues.

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