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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 Tells ‘HIPAA Hurt Me’ Stories to Unveil the Dangers of Coercive ‘Privacy’ Form

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Tells ‘HIPAA Hurt Me’ Stories to Unveil the Dangers of Coercive ‘Privacy’ Form

If there’s one myth about patient privacy that Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) wants to dispel, it’s that HIPAA protects patients.

Exactly the opposite is true, says CCHF, a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights.
 

10 Year Anniversary of National Health Information Technology Office Marks 10 Years of Violating Patient Privacy and Compromising Care

10 Year Anniversary of National Health Information Technology Office Marks 10 Years of  Violating Patient Privacy and Compromising Care

Ten years ago, on April 27, 2004, President George W. Bush issued an executive order to begin computerizing Americans’ medical records without patient consent. His order to set up the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology was a push toward an interoperable, online-accessible national medical records system. Five years later, President Obama and Congress made the Office permanent through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

CCH Freedom Says Minnesota on Precipice of Repealing Genetic Privacy

CCH Freedom Says Minnesota on Precipice of Repealing Genetic Privacy
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Minnesota State House and Senate committees have passed a controversial bill on genetic privacy that would strip parents of initial right of consent in having their baby’s DNA researched and stored indefinitely.

Protect Privacy or Accept Government Control

Protect Privacy or Accept Government Control

He who holds the data makes the rules. If you haven’t figured this out, it’s almost too late.  Obama knows it. In 2009, his team mandated electronic medical records and $27 billion to make it happen as a “foundation” for health care reform.

CCHF Addresses Minnesota Privacy Threat

CCHF Addresses Minnesota Privacy Threat

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a Minnesota-based national organization with a goal to preserve patient-centered health care and protect patients’ rights, hosted a press conference yesterday to inform the public about an impending patient privacy threat in Minnesota.

CCHF to Testify at Baby DNA Meeting 

CCHF to Testify at Baby DNA Meeting 

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Twila Brase, patient advocate and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a Minnesota-based national organization with a goal to preserve patient-centered health care and protect patients’ rights, will testify before the Minnesota State House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee tomorrow regarding parental consent and the storage and use of baby DNA.
 

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.

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.