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YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SIGN HIPAA "PRIVACY" FORMS

By federal law, you are not required to sign the clinic or hospital HIPAA "Privacy" form...even if the clinic tries to insist that you must. The form has nothing to do...

 

NewMedicare at 50 - Still Flawed, After All These Years

Medicare at 50 - Still Flawed,  After All These Years

ST. PAUL, Minn.—This Thursday, Medicare will mark a milestone—50 years since it was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 30, 1965.

NewCan the Patient-Doctor Relationship be Saved?

Can the Patient-Doctor Relationship be Saved?

You’ll be a patient some day soon. Your life will depend on having trusted, skilled advocates in your corner. Patients are often scared, frequently dependent on others for life, and in great need of a sense of safety and care. This intimate vulnerability is the basis for the Hippocratic oath, medical ethics and patient confidentiality.

NewImagine What Hackers Could Do with a National Patient ID

Imagine What Hackers Could Do  with a National Patient ID

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says a National Patient ID System Will Put Patients’ Personal Medical Information at Risk

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently announced the disastrous impact of a massive data breach that affected millions of Americans, stating that 21.5 million people, both inside and outside the government, had their personal information stolen, reported CNN and ABC.

NewCCHF’s Twila Brase Speaking at ‘Let My Doctor Practice’ Conference on July 24

CCHF’s Twila Brase Speaking at ‘Let My Doctor Practice’ Conference on July 24

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, is a dedicated patient freedom advocate, but she’s also committed to physician freedom—especially as outside groups and government initiatives hamper their care for patients.

NewDonald Trump’s Blind Spot on Health Care

Donald Trump’s Blind Spot on Health Care

Salon shouts, “America is ready for socialism!” Comparing presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (socialist) and Donald Trump (Republican), Salon writer Paul Rosenberg says, “Trump channels the right’s angry Fox News id. But Sanders speaks to America’s soul — and our values.”

NewSocial-Media Sharing of Athlete’s Health Info Opens Privacy Issues for All Patients

Social-Media Sharing of Athlete’s Health Info Opens Privacy Issues for All Patients

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A sportswriter created quite a furor last week, not for his coverage of a soccer match or his prediction for the All-Star Game tomorrow, but for what he shared about a particular athlete on Twitter.