Minnesota Legislators Introduce Bills to Bypass Consent Requirements and End Patient Privacy

Minnesota Legislators Introduce Bills to Bypass Consent Requirements and End Patient Privacy

As Minnesota employs some of the country’s toughest patient privacy laws, this exception downgrades Minnesota’s consent requirements to the level of the federal HIPAA “No Privacy” rule, says CCHF. The bills, if passed, would circumvent Minnesota’s strongest-in-the-nation privacy law and render it useless.

Idaho Is Leading the Way Back to Affordable Health Insurance

Idaho Is Leading the Way Back to Affordable Health Insurance

ST. PAUL, Minn.—As some states are pushing for their own individual mandate to purchase health insurance or be penalized, the state of Idaho is working to break free from the clutches of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

CCHF Exposes IDEMIA and the Push for National Biometric IDs in America

CCHF Exposes IDEMIA and the Push for National Biometric IDs in America

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A stalwart advocate for patient privacy, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) has released a new report exposing a global corporation that is working with state and federal government agencies to facilitate the collection of biometric data from Americans.

Health Plans & Hospitals Attempting to Repeal Minnesota Law That Protects Patient Privacy

Health Plans & Hospitals Attempting to Repeal Minnesota Law That Protects Patient Privacy

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Minnesota has one of the strongest medical privacy laws in the nation, but major industry players, such as hospitals, health plans, lawyers and the Minnesota Department of Health, want to repeal these protective provisions.

ACA 'Stabilization' Plans Rear Ugly Head Again

ACA 'Stabilization' Plans Rear Ugly Head Again


ST. PAUL, Minn.—After stabilization efforts for the failing Affordable Care Act appeared to have gone by the wayside, it seems as though lawmakers from both parties are taking another look, reports Axios.

Patients Need Privacy Protections in All Medical Matters, Not Just Substance Abuse

Patients Need Privacy Protections in All Medical Matters, Not Just Substance Abuse

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Two bills in Congress seek to roll back the restrictions on a 46-year-old law that currently keeps information about drug and alcohol treatment private. The new measures would allow broad sharing of this sensitive information.

ACA Stabilization Plans Stealthily Inch America Toward Socialized Medicine

ACA Stabilization Plans Stealthily  Inch America Toward Socialized Medicine

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Congress continues its attempt to prop up the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through subsidies and stabilization efforts, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), and it’s a stealth move to socialize American medicine.

In Ongoing CHIP Debate, Coverage Does Not Equal Care

In Ongoing CHIP Debate, Coverage Does Not Equal Care

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A bone of contention within the many current health care debates is the funding of the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). No one wants to see kids go without health care, but government health care for children is not the best answer, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org).

CCHF Encourages Americans to Support #PharmacyFreedom

CCHF Encourages Americans to Support #PharmacyFreedom

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is alerting Americans to support the freedom to choose their pharmacies by making a public comment by next week.

Hits and Misses for Health Freedom in 2017’s Top Headlines

Hits and Misses for Health Freedom  in 2017’s Top Headlines
ST. PAUL, Minn.—This past year was certainly eventful when it came to headlines that shaped the health care landscape. In fulfilling its mission to educate and engage Americans about health care policies that affect them personally, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.orghas been a voice of support or opposition, depending on the proposed statutory and regulatory revisions.