California Abuses Patient Trust By Evaluating Children for “Toxic Stress”

California Abuses Patient Trust By Evaluating Children for “Toxic Stress”

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is warning parents about California’s newest push to screen children for “toxic stress.” Starting this year, well-child visits for millions of California children could include questions about highly sensitive and delicate topics, such as divorce, family income, and unstable household environments.

Will Minnesota Lawmakers Let Google Have Patient Medical Records?

Will Minnesota Lawmakers Let Google Have Patient Medical Records?

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is calling on Minnesota legislators to hold their ground and defend the Minnesota Health Records Act (MHRA) from large data corporations, health industry giants, and government entities that want it repealed. The MHRA is the nation’s strongest medical privacy and patient consent rights law.

Minnesota Restricts Long-term Storage of Patient Prescription Data

Minnesota Restricts Long-term Storage of Patient Prescription Data

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A major change to Minnesota’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) took place on January 1, 2020. The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy will no longer have access to four years of identifiable patient prescription data, which it had been using for research without patient consent. Going forward, the board will have diminishing amounts of data available for analysis and research. By 2022, only the past 12 months of patient prescription data will be stored, on a rolling basis.

CCHF Praises Continued Ban on Federal Unique Patient ID

CCHF Praises Continued Ban on  Federal Unique Patient ID

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is pleased that the federal unique patient identifier (UPI) will continue to be prohibited. The bipartisan appropriations bill, which passed today, retains the ban that has been in effect for over 20 years. As industry clamored to lift the ban, CCHF built a nationwide coalition of organizations to keep the ban in place. 

CCHF Applauds Texas v. Azar for Ruling on Obamacare Individual Mandate

CCHF Applauds Texas v. Azar for Ruling on Obamacare Individual Mandate

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) supports the ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional. The court quoted from the joint AAPS/CCHF amicus brief in the first sentence of the ruling.

CCHF Calls on U.S. Senate to Maintain Ban on Unique Patient Identifier

CCHF Calls on U.S. Senate to Maintain Ban on Unique Patient Identifier

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF)sent a coalition letter to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Cosigned by more than 22 organizations nationwide, the letter urges the committee to refuse to fund the development of a Unique Patient Identifier (UPI) in the upcoming appropriations bill. CCHF writes:

Unique Patient Identifier is a Patient Privacy Nightmare

Unique Patient Identifier is a Patient Privacy Nightmare

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) throws its full support behind efforts, like U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s latest proposed legislation, that prevent the development and creation of a Unique Patient Identifier (UPI), also known as a National Patient ID.

CCHF Launches “Patient Toolbox”

CCHF Launches “Patient Toolbox”

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has launched a new protective, patient-centered initiative, Patient Toolbox (PatientToolbox.org). Responding to an increasing number of patient requests for assistance, this online resource will help patients navigate complex, difficult-to-understand, and often high-pressure situations many Americans experience when they go to a clinic or are admitted to a hospital.

CCHF Praises Medicare Executive Order Maximizing Freedom for Patients & Providers

CCHF Praises Medicare Executive Order Maximizing Freedom for Patients & Providers

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) praises the President’s recent Medicare Executive Order signed on Thursday, Oct. 03, in The Villages, Florida. CCHF has worked with both Congress and the Administration on this issue since President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

 

CCHF Releases “Made-in-America Healthcare Act” Proposal to POTUS

CCHF Releases “Made-in-America Healthcare Act” Proposal to POTUS

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) today releases a 10-point plan, “Made-in-America Healthcare Act,” which has been sent to President Trump and his administration for their consideration.