CDC gives $38.1 million to build intrusive patient monitoring system

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just awarded $38.1 million to facilitate the sharing of private patient data with government. This is a violation of the patient's Fourth Amendment privacy rights, says Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC).

TODAY: CCHC to testify in opposition to legislation that legalizes a State "DNA Warehouse" and allows genetic research on children without consent

The DNA, genetic profiles, and genetic information of more than 780,000 children have been taken hostage by the state of Minnesota. The genetic blueprint of these children is now stored in the State's DNA warehouse for government research. Every day the DNA of approximately 200 more children is retained as government property and added to the DNA warehouse without parent consent or legal authority.

CCHC Issues Citizens' Report of Dissent on Governor's Health Care Transformation Task Force Recommendations

Whatever claims may be made when the Governor's Task Force report is announced, we doubt that the concerns listed in our report will be mentioned. However, one simple read-through of the Task Force recommendations makes it clear that the proposed transformation principles and strategies would negatively impact patient right of privacy and individual care," said Twila Brase, president of CCHC.

Minnesota's Adverse Events Reporting System: Unnecessary Diversion of Dollars from Patient Care

Not everyone thinks government-mandated reporting of medical errors is a good idea. Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC) has looked at the statistics over the last three years and says, if anything, the reports continue to show how unnecessary the adverse events reporting system is.

March of Dimes Award to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is a Political Ploy

Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC) dismisses today’s presentation of the March of Dimes national newborn screening award to Governor Tim Pawlenty as pure politics.

MN GOP's Health Care Reform Proposal is the Right Message for Patients and Privacy

We are pleased to see the Republican's sweeping support for values that are pro-patient and pro-privacy. When it comes to medical care, all patients of every color and political stripe value freedom of choice, privacy and security.

National Children's Study Exploits Children; Threatens American Freedom and Industry

The National Children’s Study exploits America’s children and threatens the freedom of Americans, said Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC), reacting to today's announcement from the National Institutes of Health.

National Children's Study Exploits Children; Threatens American Freedom and Industry

The National Children’s Study exploits America’s children and threatens the freedom of Americans, said Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC), reacting to today's announcement from the National Institutes of Health.

Governor Pawlenty Heads Down Wrong Road with Health Commissioner Finalists

The Governor's choice of health commissioners is a sign that he is not thinking about free-markets or freedom in health care. Ms. Edwards and Dr. Magnan have long supported managed care and cost control strategies that restrict patient access to medical treatment.

MN Health Department Yanks Baby DNA Rule to Avoid Judge's Parent Consent Requirements

Clearly, the Minnesota Department of Health is not interested in protecting the genetic privacy and property rights of its newest citizens and their families. Instead they hope to use the legislative process to maintain their illegal ownership of baby DNA," says Twila Brase, president of CCHC.