Background on HIPPO and HIPPO VIOLATIONS.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA; Pub.L. 104-191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton in 1996. It was originally sponsored by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sen. Nancy Kassebaum (R-Kan.). Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.
The Administration Simplification provisions also address the security and privacy of health data. The standards are meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s health care system by encouraging the widespread use of electronic data interchange in the U.S. health care system.
Pub.L. 104-191, 110 Stat. 1936
H.R. 3103; H. Rept. 104-469, part 1; H. Rept. 104-736
HHS Security Standards, 45 C.F.R. 160, 162, and 164
HHS Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, 45 C.F.R. 160 and 164
The Health Is Public Pruning of Obesity Act of 2011 (HIPPO or HIPPO Act; Pub.L. xxx-2011, 2012 Stat., enacted February 25, 2012) was enacted by a joint commission from CrackHospital and with input from all 50 United States as well as over 150 individual countries. The HIPPO Act describes in detail how public humiliation of obesity and unhealthy health habits (2012) can lead to serious reductions in obesity rates, smoking rates, alcoholism, laziness, stubbornness, couch-potatoing, scrawniness, low muscle mass, and similar health conditions. The original authors, now deceased (source and citation needed), intended the underwriters and activators of the law to imagine the human body as a tree full of fat leaves – and as such, public pruning or humiliation of those fat leaves would lead to improvements in personal and public health. To date (citation needed), it has not been formally recognized by either bicameral legislative bodies of the United States Senate (citation needed), nor has it been reviewed by the current United States President (POTUS) (citation needed.) The UN or the United Nations and its chartered 193 members have informally reviewed it, but none of it’s current legislative bodies or heads of states have agreed to acknowledge it in full.
Although several NATO and Chinese as well as UK, Australian, Canadian, South African, and Indian military bodies and officers are aware of the HIPPO act, no formal usage criteria have been adopted nor acknowledged (citation needed.)
That’s a HIPPO VIOLATION!
While originally intended to point out a person’s obesity, as in “That’s a HIPPO VIOLATION!” and pointing to someone’s fat gut, flabby arms, skinny/weak legs, generous buttocks and stretch marks (i.e. striae), it has since evolved to be a more universal term to publicly call out someone’s unhealthy habits. This has included attacks on smoking, binge drinking, drug abuse, and laziness prior to training for triathlons, marathons, and the legendary ultra-marathons. See following examples.