New Medical Technologies May Mean Gaps in Patient Privacy

New Medical Technologies May Mean Gaps in Patient Privacy

St. Paul, Minn.—New technologies flood the health care world daily, but according to a new report, patient privacy may ultimately suffer.

 

Baby DNA Court Ruling Disregards Constitutional Rights

Yesterday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled to affirm the lower court's dismissal of the 9-parent lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The parents had challenged the collection, retention, use, and dissemination of newborn DNA by MDH as unconstitutional and in violation of the Minnesota Genetic Privacy Act.

Will MN Task Force Support Obamacare or Freedom?

(St. Paul/Minneapolis) - Today, in anticipation of tomorrow's first meeting of the task force, and after researching the members of the newly appointed Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force, Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC) releases a document containing statements and positions of members that may indicate support for ObamaCare or conflict with health freedom.

Obama's Berwick Appointment Shows Lack of Transparency

In response to today's recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Twila Brase, RN, PHN, president of Citizens' Council on Health Care, provides the following statement

CCHC Opposes Baby DNA Banking in Comments on HHS Proposal

According to Recommendations from HHS, the newborn DNA of children is a valuable resource that should be banked by government and made available to researchers without parent consent. Citizens' Council on Health Care has responded in opposition by sending public comments to HHS.

CCHC Opposes Obamacare in Budget Bill Passed by MN Legislature

Despite public opposition and constitutional violations, the Minnesota legislature has passed a bill filled with the implementation of ObamaCare.

Governor Pawlenty Should Veto Health & Human Services Bill

We're asking Governor Pawlenty to say NO to higher costs, capitation experiments that risk rationing care to patients, a new government patient surveillance system, and the implementation of ObamaCare in Minnesota," said Twila Brase, president of CCHC

Health Care Vote Will Start a New Revolution for Freedom

Today marks the first day of a new revolution for freedom in America. This is historic day, not because of the bill that the U.S. House passed, but because of what will arise out of the American people as a result of passing this unconstitutional bill.

THE U.S. CENSUS: From Enumeration to Intrusion

The U.S. Census has become an intrusive data collection tool for the federal government. The change from constitutional enumeration to federal intrusion has turned led to higher costs, public resistance, and lower compliance. The Census Bureau's plans to count everyone, not just citizens, may also deny American citizens their constitutional right to equal representation," says Twila Brase, president of CCHC.

Newborn DNA Sent to U.S. Military for Law Enforcement Database without Parent Consent

Texas began storing newborn DNA, collected for the newborn screening program, in 2002 without parent consent. A recent lawsuit against the State was settled, forcing Texas officials to destroy the 5.3 million infant blood spots in storage.