I do not get, I will never get it. I received a bill the other day from the hospital in Boston....just a date and an amount, I have no clue what it was for and I have insurance. It showed what insurance paid, and what I owed.. Here's the thing, what was it for? So I call the hospital and ask.. oh Dear God, they cannot tell me because that would violate the Hipaa Privacy Act. So I said well why don't you send a detailed bill rather then just this with no explanation... Once again, I was told what if the mail got into someone else's hands, once again the Hipaa Privacy Act was the answer. I was on the edge, and so I said to this inept person on the other end of the phone.......Who exactly does the Hipaa Privacy Act protect? Is it the patient? Because if it is, why isn't someone protecting my husband's rights when he is having chemo, in front of everyone else, and you come with the chemotherapy and say his name out loud and make him answer with his birth date and then you announce to the world what he is getting for chemotherapy...where is Hipaa then? There has to be some patient advocacy group somewhere that I can find and get involved in to protect the patient's rights.. I am just not seeing it right now.