Florida Becomes First State to Ban Scanning Kids for Biometric Data

Florida Becomes First State to Ban Scanning Kids for Biometric Data

ST. PAUL, Minn.—As schoolchildren in Florida prepare for the exciting end of the year, their parents can celebrate a victory and breathe a sigh of relief, too.

Insurance Company ‘Hush Money’ Hides Real Obamacare Costs

Insurance Company ‘Hush Money’ Hides Real Obamacare Costs

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Just months before health plans are required to announce their premiums for 2015, the Obama Administration is offering them billions in taxpayer dollars to keep up the illusion that the Affordable Care Act is affordable.

Speak Out Against the Government’s Biosurveillance Plan for Warehousing Americans’ Health Information

Speak Out Against the Government’s Biosurveillance Plan for Warehousing Americans’ Health Information

It seems that every American is trackable in today’s hyper-technical society—via our cell phones and tablets, by purchases we make and through web sites we visit.

But the government is planning a new way to keep tabs on all Americans—through a sneaky biosurveillance plan that will track American’s health records.
 

Government Biosurveillance Plan Proposes Warehousing Americans’ Health Information

Government Biosurveillance Plan Proposes Warehousing Americans’ Health Information

We’ve all heard talk of NSA surveillance, but there’s another surveillance that aims to track American’s health records. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is alerting Americans about the Obama Administration’s frightening biosurveillance (BSV) initiative, which would gather and analyze detailed health information that should be private and protected.

Governor Mark Dayton Signs Bill Repealing Parental Consent, Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

Governor Mark Dayton Signs Bill Repealing Parental Consent, Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) released the following statement after Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill yesterday allowing the state to collect and store DNA without parental consent.

Minnesota House Rejects Parental Consent and Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

Minnesota House Rejects Parental Consent and Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) released the following statement after the Minnesota State House voted 69-58 yesterday to repeal genetic privacy for newborns and allow the state to collect and store newborn DNA without parental consent.
 

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Tells ‘HIPAA Hurt Me’ Stories to Unveil the Dangers of Coercive ‘Privacy’ Form

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Tells ‘HIPAA Hurt Me’ Stories to Unveil the Dangers of Coercive ‘Privacy’ Form

If there’s one myth about patient privacy that Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) wants to dispel, it’s that HIPAA protects patients.

Exactly the opposite is true, says CCHF, a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights.
 

10 Year Anniversary of National Health Information Technology Office Marks 10 Years of Violating Patient Privacy and Compromising Care

10 Year Anniversary of National Health Information Technology Office Marks 10 Years of  Violating Patient Privacy and Compromising Care

Ten years ago, on April 27, 2004, President George W. Bush issued an executive order to begin computerizing Americans’ medical records without patient consent. His order to set up the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology was a push toward an interoperable, online-accessible national medical records system. Five years later, President Obama and Congress made the Office permanent through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Minnesota Senate Votes to Eliminate Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

Minnesota Senate Votes to Eliminate Genetic Privacy Rights for Newborn Babies

The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) released the following statement after the Minnesota State Senate voted yesterday to repeal genetic privacy for newborns and allow the state to collect and store newborn DNA without parental consent. The vote was on bill S.F. 2047, the Newborn Screening Program Modification.
 

Claiming 8 Million Enrollees, Obamacare Is Little More than Medicaid for the Middle Class

Claiming 8 Million Enrollees, Obamacare Is Little More than Medicaid for the Middle Class

Now that the Obamacare enrollment deadline has come and gone, cheerleaders for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are calling the initiative a success, boasting 8 million signups since enrollment began in October.

But one patient advocacy group says Obamacare has succeeded only in creating a new Medicaid for the middle class.