Obamacare requires States to set up federal command and control centers over health insurance and medical care. These centers are called "American Health Benefit Exchanges" or "Health Insurance Exchanges" for short. The data infrastructure will monitor citizen compliance with the unconstitutional mandate to purchase health insurance. The first set of federal exchange regulations include the word "require" 811 times. The Minnesota legislature said "no" to the Exchange, but Governor Dayton is using more than $5 million from the federal government to build it.
The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) announced a huge victory today with the defeat of Senator John Marty’s (D-Roseville) newborn screening language.
(St. Paul/Minneapolis) Today, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton released his list of seven appointees to the MNsure health insurance exchange governance board. Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens' Council for Health Freedom provides the following statement in response:
CCHF President, Twila Brase, was published in the Pioneer Press on April 17, 2013 regarding legislation in the Minnesota House and Senate that would grant authority for DNA and personal medical information to be collected, stored and used for research WITHOUT individual consent. It has now been APPROVED by the Senate but still will need to be heard by the House before it can go to the Governor. Protect your Privacy! Sign the NoBiobank petition!
On April 10, 2013, CCHF Presidenta Twila Brase spoke at a press conference hosted by Rep. Peggy Scott opposing the creation of a DNA BioBank by the state of Minnesota. She was joined Dr. Michelle Goodwin, a Bioethics professor from the U of M, and several other members of the MN House and Senate.
“The Minnesota legislature is proposing to create a biobank of genetic information including biological specimens and health data. The Minnesota Department of Health biobank would be exempt from the Minnesota Genetic Privacy Act, and its informed written consent requirement. Therefore they could collect, store, use, and disseminate genetic information without individual consent.
CCHF maintains that the speed of implementation will result in insufficient data protections in a PPACA technology infrastructure that is a rich target for data thieves and that patient data will be compromised, and therefore implementation must be halted until patient data security can be assured.
“This afternoon, the Minnesota Senate made the final vote to pass the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange, or MN HIX, bill, which passed by a vote of 39 to 28. Not a single Republican Senator voted for the bill and one Democrat voted in opposition of it during the House vote last week.
The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.com) launched a new billboard campaign (www.NOTaMarketplace.com) that helps shed light on the appointed, seven-member board of directors that will have authority, under proposed Minnesota legislation, to decide what insurance plans are available on the Minnesota exchange. As a result, Minnesotans will be at the board’s mercy when it comes to having a variety of insurance options available to choose from.
The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.com) launched a new billboard campaign today aimed at exposing the federal government’s deception of the American public in rebranding Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) health insurance exchanges as “marketplaces.”