NewMinnesotans Petition Governor Walz to STOP State Health Surveillance System

Minnesotans Petition Governor Walz to STOP State Health Surveillance System

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) sent a letter and more than 1,500 signatures on a petition to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz regarding the Minnesota Department of Health’s unprecedented Notification Letter, which requires all hospitals in Minnesota to submit detailed Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) data on all hospitalized patients to the government—with or without a COVID-19 diagnosis.

Coalition Supports Parental Consent for Use of Newborn DNA in Research

Coalition Supports Parental Consent for Use of Newborn DNA in Research

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) formed a nationwide coalition in support of Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and his decision to protect the genetic privacy rights of newborns.

MN Health Dept. Illegally Demands Data on Every Hospitalized Patient

MN Health Dept. Illegally Demands Data on Every Hospitalized Patient

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is challenging the Minnesota Department of Health’s unprecedented Notification Letter requiring all hospitals in Minnesota to submit Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) data on all hospitalized patients to the government—with or without a COVID-19 diagnosis.

Minnesota’s COVID-19 Graphs Are Misleading

Minnesota’s COVID-19 Graphs Are Misleading

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) discovered that a graph, which was produced by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and shown during a public press conference on April 8 by Governor Tim Walz, is misleading. This graph (and subsequent updated graphs) compares confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota to cases in 16 other states, painting a more dire picture than the data used would indicate. 

New Model State Legislation Library to Protect Patient Rights

New Model State Legislation Library  to Protect Patient Rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) announces the creation of a patient-centered Model State Legislation Library, starting with model legislation that protects patient rights during a declared emergency. State legislators can use the library to adopt legislative proposals in whole, or adapt the published proposals as necessary to implement state-based protections for individuals and patients.

24/7 Online Toolkit for Patients During COVID-19

24/7 Online Toolkit for Patients During COVID-19

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has added a new coronavirus information ‘drawer’ to its online, patient-centered initiative, Patient Toolbox (PatientToolbox.org).

The CARES Act Creates Nationwide Health Surveillance System

The CARES Act Creates Nationwide Health Surveillance System

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) releases the following statement from its president, Twila Brase, RN, PHN: “Congress just approved $500 million for the creation of a nationwide health surveillance system. While it is not clear exactly how this will look, this system is not a last-minute decision based on the current emergency..."

Postpone REAL ID – Not Just Its Deadline

Postpone REAL ID – Not Just Its Deadline

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) thanks President Trump for announcing that the REAL ID deadline will be postponed, and will soon send a letter to the president with a request.

COVID-19 and the Impact of ACA Consolidation

COVID-19 and the Impact of ACA Consolidation

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With coronavirus spreading nationwide, the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) wants to remind Americans how ten years of the Affordable Care Act have created barriers and regulations that reduce patient access to care, not only during a nationwide public health crisis but every day of the year.

Congress Shouldn't Take Advantage of COVID-19 to Impose Price Controls on Doctors

Congress Shouldn't Take Advantage of COVID-19 to Impose Price Controls on Doctors

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) opposes any last-minute attempt by the U.S. Senate HELP committee, as reported by Modern Healthcare, to use COVID-19 legislation to impose price controls on physicians as a way of solving surprise medical bills.