Will Google get away with grabbing 50m Americans’ health records?

 Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai. The company has forged a partnership with Ascension, a major hospital chain. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Few things are certain in the American healthcare system – except for the paperwork. The tedious ritual of signing forms authorizing new providers to access our medical history is the result of a rarity for Americans: thanks to the first amendment, we have few rights and little expectation of privacy, except when it comes to our medical records. Even doctors who have our best interests at heart must get permission…

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