Minnesota Legislation

NewMinnesota House Committee Accepts CCHF Amendment on Electronic Health Records State Mandate

Minnesota House Committee Accepts CCHF Amendment on Electronic Health Records State Mandate

ST. PAUL, Minn.—In a positive step toward freeing small private practice clinics from intrusive state regulations, a Minnesota State House of Representatives committee last week accepted an amendment that would reduce the reach of the state’s Electronic Health Records (EHR) mandate. The amendment was drafted by Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights.

NewMinnesota Department of Health Tries to Shut Down CCHF’s Informative Mailings to Parents About Use and Storage of Baby DNA

Minnesota Department of Health Tries to Shut Down CCHF’s Informative Mailings to Parents About Use and Storage of Baby DNA

ST. PAUL, Minn.—For more than a century, the contact information from state registration of births has been public in the state of Minnesota. And that information is how Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF,www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, recently sent nearly 10,000 letters to parents of newborns, letting them know that the state of Minnesota is storing and can use their baby’s DNA for genetic research without consent.

NewCCHF Gathering Online Petitions to Stop Minnesota-Only EHR Mandate

CCHF Gathering Online Petitions to Stop Minnesota-Only EHR Mandate

ST. PAUL, Minn.—As the new year began, doctors and mental health professionals discovered a troubling Minnesota mandate, the only one like it in the entire nation. On January 1, 2015, every health care provider in the State of Minnesota was required to employ an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system—which could cost tens of thousands of dollars and will compromise patients’ private medical information.

NewCITIZEN PETITION to REPEAL MN Electronic Health Record Mandate

CITIZEN PETITION to REPEAL MN Electronic Health Record Mandate

I hereby petition the Minnesota Legislature and Governor Dayton to give me and my doctor a choice to protect privacy and autonomy by REPEALING the Minnesota EHR Mandate Law.

NewCitizens’ Council for Health Freedom Celebrates Victories for Patient Rights in 2014

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Celebrates Victories for Patient Rights in 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn.—This past year was perhaps one of the most crucial in history regarding patient rights and privacy, as important issues such as government health care, the storage of and research on baby DNA and federal biosurveillance plans all made headlines.

 

NewInsurance Company Drops Obamacare!

Insurance Company Drops Obamacare!

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom:  Insurers Realizing That ‘Business Model’ of Government Health Care Doesn’t Work

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The insurance company with the most customers signed up through the state Obamacare health exchange in Minnesota, MNsure, has pulled out of the government health care plan, saying continuing into 2015 is “not sustainable.”

NewWhere is the August Obamacare Enrollment Report? What is There to Hide?

Where is the August Obamacare Enrollment Report? What is There to Hide?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—For the third consecutive month, the Department of Health and Human Services has neglected to release a report about current Obamacare enrollment numbers. The lack of information begs the question, “What is there to hide?”

NewMinnesota to Resume Storing Baby DNA August 1 without Parental Consent

Minnesota to Resume Storing Baby DNA August 1 without Parental Consent

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: State Government Will Store and Research Private Genetic Info; Opt-Out Form Still Not Available

ST. PAUL, Minn.—This Friday will mark a huge step back in privacy rights for Minnesota’s tiniest residents—and the new law could have national implications.

 

NewGovernor Mark Dayton Signs Bill Repealing Parental Consent, Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

Governor Mark Dayton Signs Bill Repealing Parental Consent, Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) released the following statement after Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill yesterday allowing the state to collect and store DNA without parental consent.

NewMinnesota House Rejects Parental Consent and Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

Minnesota House Rejects Parental Consent and Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) released the following statement after the Minnesota State House voted 69-58 yesterday to repeal genetic privacy for newborns and allow the state to collect and store newborn DNA without parental consent.