Huge Hack Shows Vulnerability of Electronic Health Records

Huge Hack Shows Vulnerability of Electronic Health Records

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Theft of any kind is unsettling. But for the victims of a massive data hack, like the one allegedly recently perpetrated by China, it is especially scary, as those affected don't know how long their personal information has been compromised, what the thieves have access to or how they plan to use it.

 Up, Up and Away

 Up, Up and Away

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says Rapidly Rising Premiums Are Just One Consequence of a Fatally Flawed Government Health Care System

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health insurers are looking ahead to 2016 and don’t like what they see. And they can thank Obamacare for the rising costs they’ll be forced to pass on to their patients.

Whose DNA Is It, Anyway?

Whose DNA Is It, Anyway?

Last year, CCHF was instrumental in advocating a parental consent requirement as part of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014, which passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law on December 18.

“CCHF has long fought for the inclusion of informed consent requirements before newborn bloodspots can be stored and used for research,” Brase said, as she prepared to depart for the nation’s capital...

 If You Like Your Premium, You Can’t Keep It

 If You Like Your Premium, You Can’t Keep It

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health insurance customers are paying a lot more than they used to. And patients have Obamacare to thank. Lack of health care competition resulting from insurers’ leaving the market means premiums have nowhere to go but up.

MN Senate and House Pass Bill with EHR Amendment That Will Free Some Doctors From Intrusive and Expensive EHR Systems

MN Senate and House Pass Bill with EHR Amendment That Will Free Some Doctors From Intrusive and Expensive EHR Systems

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, is applauding Minnesota lawmakers, as both the Senate and House have passed a bill that will free some doctors from costly and intrusive Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems.

 

Reject Patient Research Without Consent

Reject Patient Research Without Consent

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, is calling on Rep. Fred Upton, chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, to table proposals that will allow Americans to be used as research subjects without their consent.

Dangerous Bedfellows

Dangerous Bedfellows

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that HHS is “working in concert with our partners in the private, public, and non-profit sectors to transform the nation’s health system to emphasize value over volume.” But three dangerous CMS initiatives in this effort will take patient care and medical decisions out of doctors’ hands and allow Big Business, Big Health and Big Government make the calls.

President Obama - You Broke It, You Fix It

President Obama - You Broke It, You Fix It

ST. PAUL, Minn.—As the fate of Obamacare subsidies rests in the U.S. Supreme Court’s hands, lawmakers are already proposing ‘fixes’ should the Court rule against President Obama’s landmark but disastrous healthcare legislation.

Doctors Unite Against Obamacare

Doctors Unite Against Obamacare
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Twila Brase has long worked to educate Americans, lawmakers and the medical profession about the dangers of Obamacare, especially how it compromises care, ties doctors’ hands and takes more money from hard-working Americans.

6 Reasons ‘Doc Fix’ Bill Is Dangerous for Americans

6 Reasons ‘Doc Fix’ Bill Is Dangerous for Americans

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is urging Americans to contact their Senators and tell them to say “no” to the costly and controlling “Doc Fix” bill that would rate doctors based on compliance rather than care, expand Obamacare payment systems, and build intrusive Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems.