Unique Patient Identifier is a Patient Privacy Nightmare

Unique Patient Identifier is a Patient Privacy Nightmare

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) throws its full support behind efforts, like U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s latest proposed legislation, that prevent the development and creation of a Unique Patient Identifier (UPI), also known as a National Patient ID.

CCHF Launches “Patient Toolbox”

CCHF Launches “Patient Toolbox”

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has launched a new protective, patient-centered initiative, Patient Toolbox (PatientToolbox.org). Responding to an increasing number of patient requests for assistance, this online resource will help patients navigate complex, difficult-to-understand, and often high-pressure situations many Americans experience when they go to a clinic or are admitted to a hospital.

CCHF Praises Medicare Executive Order Maximizing Freedom for Patients & Providers

CCHF Praises Medicare Executive Order Maximizing Freedom for Patients & Providers

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) praises the President’s recent Medicare Executive Order signed on Thursday, Oct. 03, in The Villages, Florida. CCHF has worked with both Congress and the Administration on this issue since President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

 

CCHF Releases “Made-in-America Healthcare Act” Proposal to POTUS

CCHF Releases “Made-in-America Healthcare Act” Proposal to POTUS

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) today releases a 10-point plan, “Made-in-America Healthcare Act,” which has been sent to President Trump and his administration for their consideration. 

CCHF Applauds U.S. Senate’s Continued Prohibition on Unique Patient Identifier

CCHF Applauds U.S. Senate’s Continued Prohibition on Unique Patient Identifier

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) applauds the U.S. Senate’s proposed Labor-HHS fiscal 2020 budget released on Wednesday that retains former Congressman Ron Paul’s longstanding prohibition on funding the development of a government-issued unique patient identifier (UPI).

CCHF President Twila Brase Selected for HHS Quality Summit

CCHF President Twila Brase Selected for HHS Quality Summit

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) President and co-founder Twila Brase, RN, PHN, has been selected to serve with 17 other industry leaders at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Quality Summit beginning September 13. 

HHS Proposal Weakening Substance Abuse Priv. Rule — Wrong Direction for Patients

HHS Proposal Weakening Substance Abuse Priv. Rule — Wrong Direction for Patients

ST. PAUL, Minn.—An effort is under way to weaken the federal regulation that for nearly 40 years has kept information about drug and alcohol treatment private. This should be a concern to all Americans, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), which exists to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights. 

‘Give Doctors a Reason to Stay’

‘Give Doctors a Reason to Stay’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently asked the medical community for input into a proposed “Patients over Paperwork” initiative, where additional focus would be placed on patient-centered care, innovation and outcomes, according to this summer’s Request for Information

Contact Congress About 3 Critical Health Care Issues While They Are Home for Recess

Contact Congress About 3 Critical Health Care Issues While They Are Home for Recess

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Even though Congress could be called back from the August recess to address gun measures after the devastating shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is urging state residents to contact their U.S. Senators and Representatives about three important health care issues.

31.6 Million Patients Affected by Data Breaches This Year—Doubled From 2018—Why?

31.6 Million Patients Affected by Data Breaches This Year—Doubled From 2018—Why?

ST. PAUL, Minn.According to an eye-opening new report“breaches of patient privacy appear to be on the rise in the first half of 2019 with an alarming number of records affected by security incidents: 31.6 million.”