NewCCHF to Parents: Ask for Newborn Screening DNA Opt-Out Form at MN State Fair

CCHF to Parents: Ask for Newborn Screening DNA Opt-Out Form at MN State Fair

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Minnesota State Fair, one of the largest in the country, kicks off today. But beyond the famous food-on-a-stick and other fair staples, organizations from around the state see the fair as an opportunity to introduce themselves to the throngs of visitors who will attend the fair through Labor Day.

NewThe Obamacare Tax EVERYONE Will Pay 

The Obamacare Tax EVERYONE Will Pay 

Yet another Affordable Care Act tax is on tap for September, starting at $8 billion a year and increasing to more than $14 billion annually by 2018. In short, says Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), every health plan with more than $25 million dollars of premiums has to pay a portion of that giant tax.

What Happens When EHRs Go Dark? 

What Happens When EHRs Go Dark? 

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Imagine yourself in the hospital ICU and suddenly the entire Electronic Health Record (EHR) system shuts down. Now, as far as the hospital is concerned, you have no medical history—with nurses unable to see the course of action the doctor ordered for you, your vital signs, past medications or scheduled surgeries. What’s more, your contact and personal information has been wiped out as well.

CVS-IBM Partnership Attempts to Use Patient Data to Predict Health Outcomes

CVS-IBM Partnership Attempts to Use Patient Data to Predict Health Outcomes

ST. PAUL, Minn. - What’s the harm in a nationwide pharmacy chain and a giant computer company teaming up in the name of health? For patients, it means privacy intrusion and health care decisions potentially being taken out of their own hands.

City of St. Paul to Vote Tomorrow on Getting Access
to ‘Entire Medical Record’ of Certain Patients at HealthPartners

City of St. Paul to Vote Tomorrow on Getting Access
to ‘Entire Medical Record’ of Certain Patients at HealthPartners

ST. PAUL, Minn.—One privacy-focused health policy organization says a proposed data agreement between the City of St. Paul and HealthPartners may violate patients’ rights to give or deny access to their medical records and will put patients’ private medical data at risk.

City of St. Paul to Vote Tomorrow on Getting Access
to ‘Entire Medical Record’ of Certain Patients at HealthPartners

City of St. Paul to Vote Tomorrow on Getting Access
to ‘Entire Medical Record’ of Certain Patients at HealthPartners

ST. PAUL, Minn.—One privacy-focused health policy organization says a proposed data agreement between the City of St. Paul and HealthPartners may violate patients’ rights to give or deny access to their medical records and will put patients’ private medical data at risk.

Health Care Spending to Climb Through 2024;

Health Care Spending to Climb Through 2024;

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health care is an always-moving, always-changing entity, with new developments every day—some of which compromise patients’ private medical information, as well as the care their doctors can offer them.

Medicare 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.

Imagine 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.

CCHF’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.