House Passes Newborn Screening Bill with Informed Consent Amendment; Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

House Passes Newborn Screening Bill with Informed Consent Amendment; Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The U.S. House of Representatives last night passed by unanimous consent the “Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014” (H.R. 1281), with the inclusion of an amendment that requires that parents give informed consent before their babies’ DNA can be used for federally funded research. Now, the last step for the measure to become law is a signature from the President.

Senate Passes Amendment Protecting Privacy— Measure Heads to House Today

Senate Passes Amendment Protecting Privacy— Measure Heads to House Today

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The U.S. Senate last night passed an Amendment to the “Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014” (H.R. 1281) that will take a necessary step to protect babies’ private genetic data and ensure that parents are informed about their newborn’s screening blood spots and how they will be used.

Obamacare Penalizes Low-Income Earners

Obamacare Penalizes Low-Income Earners

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Poorer Citizens Pay a Greater Percentage of Their Income for the Obamacare Penalty Tax

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Obamacare, or the “Affordable” Care Act, was supposed to help the uninsured get health care coverage, supposedly taking less money out of hard-working Americans’ pockets.

CCHF to Lame Duck Congress: Baby DNA Storage Steals Private Genetic Blueprint

CCHF to Lame Duck Congress: Baby DNA Storage Steals Private Genetic Blueprint

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Don’t Allow Government to Store and Use Genetic Blueprint of America’s Citizens Without Consent

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Lame-duck Senators and Representatives currently hashing out last-minute issues before the holidays have a pressing matter before them—and it involves America’s youngest citizens.

Why We Are Thankful For Rich Weinstein

Why We Are Thankful For Rich Weinstein

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Those who know the dangers of Obamacare and the problems it has created for millions of Americans have at least one thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week—the fact that self-described “regular guy” Richard Weinstein did the work to expose Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber and his true feelings about the deceptive government health care plan and the American people.

Abracadabra! Turning the Obamacare Tax into a ‘Fee’

Abracadabra! Turning the Obamacare Tax into a ‘Fee’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—What’s a surefire way to make Americans less sensitive about an intrusive tax that forces them to obtain health care coverage from a failing government plan?

Why, change the name, of course!

 

CCHF to Lame Duck Lawmakers: Reject Baby DNA Storage without Parental Consent

CCHF to Lame Duck Lawmakers:  Reject Baby DNA Storage without Parental Consent

Don’t Allow Government to Collect and Store Genetic Blueprint of America’s Citizens

ST. PAUL, Minn.—In the current lame duck session of Congress, which began last Wednesday, Senators and Representatives will be on a fast-and-furious mission to clear leftover business and push through the last remaining bills before newly elected lawmakers take office in January.

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Obamacare’s Days Are Numbered

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Obamacare’s Days Are Numbered

As SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Obamacare Premium Subsidies Case, Health Care Law Architect Says Law Banked on “Stupidity of the American Voter”  

ST. PAUL, Minn.—In an announcement that could portend the end of the disastrous Obamacare system, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday announced it would hear the case challenging the legality of the health care law’s subsidies.

 

The People Have Spoken: Now Is the Time to Repeal Obamacare and Choose Not to Enroll

The People Have Spoken: Now Is the Time to Repeal Obamacare and Choose Not to Enroll

ST. PAUL, Minn.—This weekend, on November 15, open enrollment begins for the Affordable Care Act, but if this past year of Obamacare failures and last week’s elections are any indication, Obamacare could be a thing of the past—if lawmakers do what’s best for America and the uninsured refuse to enroll.

South Dakota Says ‘Yes’ to Patient Freedom!

South Dakota Says ‘Yes’ to Patient Freedom!

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Measure Restores Patient Choice and Gives Doctors Freedom to Treat

ST. PAUL, Minn.—As voters around the country headed to the polls yesterday, South Dakota spoke load and clear for patient freedom, as health care is being more controlled than ever before.