On the Internet ALL your health searches about scary and stigmatizing illnesses, all searches or purchases of books on health, and all searches or purchases of medications and devices are tracked and sold.
It is impossible to search for health information privately via Google, etc.
Health websites take massive advantage of Americans’ powerful expectations that ALL healthcare providers put their interests and their privacy first—expectations which come from the traditional doctor-patient relationship and the ethics that have governed Medicine for 2,400 years (derived from the Hippocratic Oath).
Americans are not yet ready to believe that every aspect of healthcare in the US is profit-driven, rather than driven by the ethical codes all health professionals swear to at graduation: the promises to “do no harm” and to “guard their secrets”.
Americans are not yet ready to believe that Wall Street has taken over Medicine—and that instead of guaranteeing the strong health privacy rights Americans have under the law, Wall Street erases our rights to ensure shareholder profits.