CCHC Issues Citizens' Report of Dissent on Governor's Health Care Transformation Task Force Recommendations

Whatever claims may be made when the Governor's Task Force report is announced, we doubt that the concerns listed in our report will be mentioned. However, one simple read-through of the Task Force recommendations makes it clear that the proposed transformation principles and strategies would negatively impact patient right of privacy and individual care," said Twila Brase, president of CCHC.

Minnesota's Adverse Events Reporting System: Unnecessary Diversion of Dollars from Patient Care

Not everyone thinks government-mandated reporting of medical errors is a good idea. Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC) has looked at the statistics over the last three years and says, if anything, the reports continue to show how unnecessary the adverse events reporting system is.

March of Dimes Award to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is a Political Ploy

Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC) dismisses today’s presentation of the March of Dimes national newborn screening award to Governor Tim Pawlenty as pure politics.

MN GOP's Health Care Reform Proposal is the Right Message for Patients and Privacy

We are pleased to see the Republican's sweeping support for values that are pro-patient and pro-privacy. When it comes to medical care, all patients of every color and political stripe value freedom of choice, privacy and security.

National Children's Study Exploits Children; Threatens American Freedom and Industry

The National Children’s Study exploits America’s children and threatens the freedom of Americans, said Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC), reacting to today's announcement from the National Institutes of Health.

National Children's Study Exploits Children; Threatens American Freedom and Industry

The National Children’s Study exploits America’s children and threatens the freedom of Americans, said Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC), reacting to today's announcement from the National Institutes of Health.

Governor Pawlenty Heads Down Wrong Road with Health Commissioner Finalists

The Governor's choice of health commissioners is a sign that he is not thinking about free-markets or freedom in health care. Ms. Edwards and Dr. Magnan have long supported managed care and cost control strategies that restrict patient access to medical treatment.

MN Health Department Yanks Baby DNA Rule to Avoid Judge's Parent Consent Requirements

Clearly, the Minnesota Department of Health is not interested in protecting the genetic privacy and property rights of its newest citizens and their families. Instead they hope to use the legislative process to maintain their illegal ownership of baby DNA," says Twila Brase, president of CCHC.

The Minnesota Health Information Exchange

The Minnesota Health Information Exchange announced today by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is a serious threat to patient privacy, and patient control over medical treatment decisions, says Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC).

Governor Pawlenty Failing to Act on Illegally Obtained Baby DNA

Governor Tim Pawlenty has given no indication that he has required his administration to obey the law and destroy ten years of illegally obtained newborn blood and DNA samples, says Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC).