NewOppose Federal Plan to Eliminate All Patient Privacy. DEADLINE: WED., JUNE 25

Oppose Federal Plan to Eliminate All Patient Privacy.  DEADLINE: WED., JUNE 25

The federal government is planning to eliminate privacy protections for medical records regarding treatment for alcohol and drug abuse and treatment for mental health conditions. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a public listening session on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, to solicit public comments on this proposal.

CCHF Comments Opposing IRS Restrictions on Free Speech

CCHF Comments Opposing IRS Restrictions on Free Speech

The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a 501(c)(3) organization respectfully submits these comments in regard to your Proposed Rule: “Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities.”

Slow Obamacare Implementation!

Slow Obamacare Implementation!
The Obama administration has given you just 30 days over the holidays to read more than 700 pages of proposed Obamacare regulations which could then be finalized and have the full force and effect of law. The Wall Street Journal says “many of the rules were approved in-house and ready to go as early as May.” But the Obama administration waited until the holiday season to spring them you. 

CCHF Comment on MN Health Records Access Legislative Study

CCHF Comment on MN Health Records Access Legislative Study

As you know, according to Chapter 247 of Minnesota's Laws 2012, your department is required to report "any relevant patient privacy" recommendations from the heath records access study. We certainly expect to see such recommendations based on our comments and the comments of the general public in the upcoming report. In response to the three questions regarding consent, health records, notification of breaches and audit logs in the Minnesota Health Records Access Study, I provide the following comments on behalf of Citizens' Council for Health Freedom.

Take Action - Comment on MN Health Records Access Legislative Study

Take Action - Comment on MN Health Records Access Legislative Study

The MN Dept of Health wants your comments on patient consent before accessing private medical records, on having to inform patients about unauthorized access to medical records, and on whether patients should be able to see the electronic logs that show exactly who accessed their medical records, when, where, and why. You almost didn't get this opportunity. Deadline for Comments - Thursday, Dec. 20

Simple Task to Slow Obamacare!

Simple Task to Slow Obamacare!

Ask for an extension of the 30-day public comment period on four proposed Obamacare regulations. Below is a comment you can use. It’s easy! Just go to each of the 4 the websites listed below, paste your comment in the “Type Comment” field, provide your country, state, zip code and category -- and CLICK “SUBMIT.”

 

CCHF's Comments on Guiding Principles for the MN Health Insurance Exchange

CCHF's Comments on Guiding Principles for the MN Health Insurance Exchange
Citizens' Council for Health Freedom provides comments on the proposed principles, which is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. As CCHF's comments explain, these draft Exchange principles support an expanded scope of government in people's lives --- and make various false claims.

Action Alert - Comment deadline on NwHIN, June 29

Action Alert - Comment deadline on NwHIN, June 29

The federal government is building a national medical records system. Health regulators want your comments on its governance.The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the 2009 Recovery Act ("economic stimulus"), requires the feds to "establish a governance mechanism for the nationwide health information network" (NwHIN). The HHS "request for information" seeks your comments. New comment deadline: Friday, June 29

Human Subjects Research - Major Revision Planned

Human Subjects Research - Major Revision Planned

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to make sweeping changes to federal regulations on human subjects research. In this response to the administration's request for public comments on their Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, CCHF says data and DNA ownership as well as patient consent for access to and use of medical records and biospecimens collected from patients in clinics, hospitals and elsewhere is necessary.

CCHF Opposes Proposed "Risk Scores" on Individuals

CCHF Opposes Proposed 'Risk Scores' on Individuals

Citizens' Council for Health Freedom opposes this proposed federal rule, particularly the sweeping data collection plan, the mandate to create “risk scores” on individuals, the redistribution of funds that will likely lead to rationing of care, the fuzzy math that is “risk adjustment”, the “risk corridors” that will facilitate fuzzy math and fund transfers, and the power of the federal government to mandate reinsurance contributions by States.