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CCHF Comments on Biosurveillance

CCHF Comments on Biosurveillance

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom opposes the proposed National Health Security Strategy 2015-2018 (Public Comment Draft, April 10, 2014). We will limit our comments to a few items...

Government Biosurveillance Plan Proposes Warehousing Americans’ Health Information

Government Biosurveillance Plan Proposes Warehousing Americans’ Health Information

We’ve all heard talk of NSA surveillance, but there’s another surveillance that aims to track American’s health records. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is alerting Americans about the Obama Administration’s frightening biosurveillance (BSV) initiative, which would gather and analyze detailed health information that should be private and protected.

Biosurveillance One Health

Biosurveillance One Health

I recently stumbled upon two alarming intertwined initiatives. One is “One Health,” described in more detail later. The other is published by the Obama Administration. Called the National Strategy for Biosurviellance, it specifically states,

“A well-integrated, national biosurveillance enterprise is a national security imperative.”

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Celebrates 20 Years of Progress

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Celebrates 20 Years of Progress

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Over the past two decades, there has been a tireless force in the crusade to preserve patient-centered health care and protect patients’ rights. The organization is the Minnesota-based Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, co-founded in 1994 by Twila Brase.

The BOLD Republican Plan for Health Care

The BOLD Republican Plan for Health Care

I’m not going to talk about Obama’s SOTU… except to say that I feel like I did the last time he had to get up and try to sell Obamacare to the nation: he doesn’t want to do it; he feels it’s beneath him; it’s four years after Obamacare and he’s perturbed that he still has to be marketing the law in a speech. So his comments lack passion. 

Will Your Doctor Refuse the Government EMR?

Will Your Doctor Refuse the Government EMR?

Intrusions sometimes surprise. I was at the doctor’s office recently when into the exam room walked a physician assistant and a young man in a tee shirt pushing a computer on a waist-high rolling stand. This “scribe” was introduced to me, but no one asked me if it was okay for him to stay. As I answered questions he silently typed away, taking down every word.

MDH Statements About Destroying Baby DNA

Various lawsuit documents in which the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) said they would destroy all or part of the Baby DNA bloodspot cards (specimens) and genetic test results. The MDH press release appears to say that they will destroy all data and DNA they collected before the Supreme Court decision.

Settlement Reached in Minnesota Case 
of Baby DNA Stored Without Consent

Settlement Reached in Minnesota Case 
of Baby DNA Stored Without Consent

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The start of 2014 marks a victory for the protection of private genetic data with the settlement of a lawsuit between 21 Minnesota families and the Minnesota Department of Health. The multi-year case argued the illegal and improper storage and use of newborn blood samples and genetic test results obtained under the Newborn Screening Program by the state health department. The ruling is in favor of the 21 plaintiffs, and now the blood samples and test results obtained without consent must be destroyed.

Destruction of Newborn Genetic Test Results Still Has NOT Begun in Minnesota

Destruction of Newborn Genetic Test Results Still Has NOT Begun in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn.This past Saturday was supposed to mark the first day that baby genetic test result destruction was to begin in Minnesota, marking a historic victory for the protection of private medical information and genetic privacy.

Not Just A Website

Not Just A Website

“The Affordable Care Act is not just a website,” said President Obama two weeks ago.  This is truth, not spin. But Obama has not stopped spinning. He denies that he really meant, “if you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan”: