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UrgentTAKE ACTION — Stop the National Patient ID

TAKE ACTION — Stop the National Patient ID

ALERT: As Congress considers year-end funding, the risk of creating a UNIQUE PATIENT IDENTIFIER (UPI) resurfaces. A UPI is a single federal number that would be used to track patients and digitally link all the confidential details of a person’s entire health history and medical record together. URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Please contact the members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and your U.S. Senators and ask them to uphold the long-standing BAN on the establishment of and funding for the UPI. CLICK HERE to send a quick message.  

UrgentHIPAA - the Federal Medical Privacy Rule

The federal medical privacy rule is commonly known as the "HIPAA privacy rule." However, it actually holds the title, "Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information."

NewCCHF: Supreme Court Wrong to Refuse 10-State Health Care Worker Vaccination Appeal

CCHF: Supreme Court Wrong to Refuse 10-State Health Care Worker Vaccination Appeal

ST. PAUL, Minn. —  On Monday, October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court refused to take up the 10-state appeal against the Biden administration’s vaccination rule for health care workers in health care facilities that receive federal funds.

 

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NewTHIRD PRINTING OF ‘BIG BROTHER IN THE EXAM ROOM’ NOW AVAILABLE!

THIRD PRINTING OF ‘BIG BROTHER IN THE EXAM ROOM’ NOW AVAILABLE!

Award-Winning Book from Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Gives Action Steps for Restoring Health Freedom

ST. PAUL, Minn. —  Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has released a new and updated edition of their groundbreaking book, Big Brother in the Exam Room, this time with the often-requested index and revised section on the National Patient ID.

 

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CCHF Sends Letter to Appropriations Committee

CCHF Sends Letter to Appropriations Committee

CCHF has asked Congress to request The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) publicize their report on creating a Unique Patient Identifier. ONC recently submitted to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee a report on their recommendation regarding funding a Unique Patient Identifier. However, they have not made this report public. CCHF has written to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Labor-HHS subcommittee, and the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, requesting that the report be made public. 

Right of Hospitalized Patients to Receive Treatment from Their Own Doctors

Right of Hospitalized Patients to Receive Treatment from Their Own Doctors

A bill to protect a patient's right to be treated by their regular physician when admitted to a hospital. Establishing protection for physicians to treat their patients even if a patient has been admitted to a hospital where that physician is not employed.

ACTION ALERT — Tell Your Senator to Stop National Patient ID!

ACTION ALERT — Tell Your Senator to Stop National Patient ID!

Congress is deciding right now whether to fund a National Patient ID – a single, federally-issued number that links all your medical records together. This “Unique Patient Identifier” has been prohibited for more than 20 years due to concerns about patient privacy, personal autonomy and the national security risks associated with centralized databases of personal information. Click here to send the key decisionmakers and your U.S. Senators a message asking them NOT to fund a National Patient ID.

CCHF's Annual Event 2021 — Twila Brase

CCHF's Annual Event 2021 — Twila Brase

CCHF's President and Co-founder, Twila Brase shares her vision for health freedom in America, milestones accomplished over our 25-year founding and history and our goals in the coming year. Watch the full speech here.

ALERT: Stop Unique Patient Identifier

ALERT: Stop Unique Patient Identifier

Call/Write your representatives and ask them to STOP the Unique Patient ID and keep the UPI ban in place in the Appropriations Bill. Find your representative here:

Representatives | House — Representatives | house.gov

U.S. Senate — U.S. Senate: Contacting U.S. Senators

Standing Up for Informed Consent

Standing Up for Informed Consent

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH


Volume 24: Issue 3: 3rd Quarter 2021