ST. PAUL, Minn.—The second Obamacare open enrollment period officially ended Sunday—after a week’s extension due to more web site glitches. Meanwhile, late last week the Obama Administration announced it had sent approximately 800,000 Healthcare.gov customers incorrect tax forms and asked them to delay filing their taxes as a result. It also extended enrollment until April 20 to give people penalized for being uninsured in 2014 time to get covered in 2015.
The Minnesota House of Representatives Civil Law and Data Practices Committee, held an informational hearing to learn more about protecting patients’ health information in the state.
The morning’s presentation, titled “Protecting Medical Privacy in Minnesota,” included testimony by CCHF on protecting patients’ rights and data and the threats to Minnesota’s current privacy protections as a result of efforts to repeal the state’s privacy law by requiring the state to conform to HIPAA.
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Releases New Report on Newborn Data Collection; Says Birth Certificates and Newborn DNA Storage Pose Double Threat
ST. PAUL, Minn.—There’s something expectant parents should know about the private, sensitive information being shared at the hospital at the time of their baby’s birth.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—The birth of a baby is a joyous time, filled with activity, questions from new parents and lots of information sharing—especially at the hospital.
But during that somewhat stressful time, precious private information about these new little lives will be shared with countless others, through a seemingly harmless document—the birth certificate.
Patient Advocate Says New Mandate Will Harm Doctor-Patient Relationships; Survey Demonstrates Concern
ST. PAUL, Minn.—When Minnesota rang in the new year, the state also ushered in a new mandate requiring all health providers to utilize an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that will share their patients’ private data with other entities and greatly impact the doctor-patient relationship.
As SCOTUS’ King v. Burwell Decision Looms, Administration Declares High-Risk Pools for Those with Serious Pre-Existing Conditions ‘Compliant’
ST. PAUL, Minn.—There was once a time when a citizen who had a serious pre-existing condition, had no access to employer health care, and was unable to obtain individual coverage from a traditional insurance company, could join a “high-risk pool” in nearly three-quarters of U.S. states and have his or her medical needs met.
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments on March 4
ST. PAUL, Minn.— 2015 is gearing up to be the year Obamacare will take even more money out of Americans’ pockets.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Millions of students around the country are returning to school today after a long holiday break. But some of them might see some changes this year in their school personnel—all thanks to Obamacare rules and regulations.
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.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—The state of Florida will soon begin selling health insurance coverage plans through a “marketplace” that will operate much like a state exchange, but without the connection to HealthCare.Gov or the access to subsidies provided to patients through the state exchanges.