The Scary Truth Behind Birth Certificates

The Scary Truth Behind Birth Certificates

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Releases New Report on Newborn Data Collection; Says Birth Certificates and Newborn DNA Storage Pose Double Threat   

ST. PAUL, Minn.—There’s something expectant parents should know about the private, sensitive information being shared at the hospital at the time of their baby’s birth.

Birth Certificates Are a Data-Collection Vehicle for the Government

Birth Certificates Are a Data-Collection Vehicle for the Government

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The birth of a baby is a joyous time, filled with activity, questions from new parents and lots of information sharing—especially at the hospital.

But during that somewhat stressful time, precious private information about these new little lives will be shared with countless others, through a seemingly harmless document—the birth certificate.

New MN Mandate on Electronic Health Records Spells Danger for Patients

New MN Mandate on Electronic Health Records Spells Danger for Patients

Patient Advocate Says New Mandate Will Harm Doctor-Patient Relationships; Survey Demonstrates Concern 

ST. PAUL, Minn.—When Minnesota rang in the new year, the state also ushered in a new mandate requiring all health providers to utilize an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that will share their patients’ private data with other entities and greatly impact the doctor-patient relationship.

 

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Obama Administration Concedes Obamacare Failures 

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Obama Administration Concedes Obamacare Failures 

As SCOTUS’ King v. Burwell Decision Looms, Administration Declares High-Risk Pools for Those with Serious Pre-Existing Conditions ‘Compliant’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—There was once a time when a citizen who had a serious pre-existing condition, had no access to employer health care, and was unable to obtain individual coverage from a traditional insurance company, could join a “high-risk pool” in nearly three-quarters of  U.S. states and have his or her medical needs met.

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Files Amicus Brief in Landmark King v. Burwell Obamacare Case 

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Files Amicus Brief in Landmark King v. Burwell Obamacare Case 

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments on March 4 

ST. PAUL, Minn.— 2015 is gearing up to be the year Obamacare will take even more money out of Americans’ pockets.

Obamacare Forcing Schools to Make Cuts

Obamacare Forcing Schools to Make Cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Millions of students around the country are returning to school today after a long holiday break. But some of them might see some changes this year in their school personnel—all thanks to Obamacare rules and regulations.

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Celebrates Victories for Patient Rights in 2014

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Celebrates Victories for Patient Rights in 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn.—This past year was perhaps one of the most crucial in history regarding patient rights and privacy, as important issues such as government health care, the storage of and research on baby DNA and federal biosurveillance plans all made headlines.

 

Florida’s Obamacare Ploy 

Florida’s Obamacare Ploy 

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The state of Florida will soon begin selling health insurance coverage plans through a “marketplace” that will operate much like a state exchange, but without the connection to HealthCare.Gov or the access to subsidies provided to patients through the state exchanges.

HIPAA’s Privacy Deception

HIPAA’s Privacy Deception

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Millions of patients scrawl their signature on that form whenever it’s slid across the counter at the doctor’s office, dentist’s office or hospital. It can even be as easy as “clicking” a signature at a sign-in kiosk before a procedure like a mammogram.

House Passes Newborn Screening Bill with Informed Consent Amendment; Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

House Passes Newborn Screening Bill with Informed Consent Amendment; Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The U.S. House of Representatives last night passed by unanimous consent the “Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014” (H.R. 1281), with the inclusion of an amendment that requires that parents give informed consent before their babies’ DNA can be used for federally funded research. Now, the last step for the measure to become law is a signature from the President.