Fox's “straight news” anchor Martha MacCallum does not push back on White House official calling for suspension of HIPAA laws

Hogan Gidley: America needs “some kind of temporary suspension of those HIPAA laws” to prevent mass shootings

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Citation From the August 21 edition of Fox News' The Story with Martha MacCallum: 

MARTHA MACCALLUM (HOST): If somebody has threatened people at their school or their mother, or punched their mother's teeth in, as he said about the Parkland shooter, that needs to be in the background check or else, you know, they're only as good as the information that is in them. 

HOGAN GIDLEY: Sure, and the president has talked about that also. 


GIDLEY: Because those are important medical issues. And so how do we get to see those medical records? At least some kind of temporary suspension of those HIPAA laws so we can look back in those backgrounds and find out what those people have done. Those are targeted background checks that will actually make a difference. 

MACCALLUM: All right, Hogan Gidley. Lot's more to get to so we hope you'll come back so we can get to the other stuff. A lot of stories today, but this is important.