Scramble, Scribbles, and Obstruction

Stimulus Bill Promises to Ration Medical Treatment and Call it "Effective Care."

Final Economic Stimulus Bill Permits Americans' Personal Health Information to Be Sold for Research and Public Health Purposes WITHOUT Patients' Consent

Stimulus Bill Promises to Ration Medical Treatment and Call it "Effective Care."

CCHC Report on Economic Stimulus & Patient Rights

Stimulus Bill Promises to Ration Medical Treatment and Call it "Effective Care."

Stimulus Bill Promises to Ration Medical Treatment and Call it "Effective Care."

The economic stimulus bill passed by the U.S. Senate today will threaten the lives, security and privacy of American citizens, says Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC).

CCHC releases "Newborn Rights" notification to assist parents of new babies during hospitalization

Nine Families Sue State of Minnesota

CCHC Urges Governor Pawlenty to Take Positive Action

We are disappointed that the Governor did not assure the public that he will protect the genetic privacy rights of children and families. Unfortunately he did not state that he will require his health commissioner to comply with the Minnesota genetic privacy law's consent requirements for the storage, use and dissemination of baby DNA. And importantly, he did not assure the public that he will not sign the health department's proposed bill to eliminate those consent rights that in law today.

Minnesota Department of Health Continues to Store Baby DNA without Required Parent Consent; Violates Genetic Privacy Law…and Governor’s Veto

Despite Governor Pawlenty’s veto of the health department’s DNA warehousing bill last legislative session…we have confirmed that the Minnesota Department of Health is continuing to warehouse baby DNA without parent consent. This is a direct violation of the genetic privacy and DNA property rights of parents and children

Daschle pick signals Obama's plan to resurrect national health care

Mr. Obama's choice for Secretary of HHS signals a plan to eliminate free-markets and resurrect national health care.

National Patient ID Would Violate Patient Privacy Rights

Congress must dismiss the data industry's apparent call to centralize, nationalize and socialize private medical information. American privacy rights must be protected from those who wish to impose corporate agendas including unconsented data sharing, patient and doctor profiling, health surveillance, research, and industry profiteering

CCHC Releases New Report Challenging State Newborn Screening Programs

Revealing the untold history of government-mandated PKU testing, which has harmed children and increased the incidence of mental retardation, the CCHC report also cites the concerns of experts regarding the current expansion of newborn genetic testing by state legislatures and health departments.