March of Dimes Award to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is a Political Ploy

Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC) dismisses today’s presentation of the March of Dimes national newborn screening award to Governor Tim Pawlenty as pure politics.

MN GOP's Health Care Reform Proposal is the Right Message for Patients and Privacy

We are pleased to see the Republican's sweeping support for values that are pro-patient and pro-privacy. When it comes to medical care, all patients of every color and political stripe value freedom of choice, privacy and security.

National Children's Study Exploits Children; Threatens American Freedom and Industry

The National Children’s Study exploits America’s children and threatens the freedom of Americans, said Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC), reacting to today's announcement from the National Institutes of Health.

National Children's Study Exploits Children; Threatens American Freedom and Industry

The National Children’s Study exploits America’s children and threatens the freedom of Americans, said Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC), reacting to today's announcement from the National Institutes of Health.

Governor Pawlenty Heads Down Wrong Road with Health Commissioner Finalists

The Governor's choice of health commissioners is a sign that he is not thinking about free-markets or freedom in health care. Ms. Edwards and Dr. Magnan have long supported managed care and cost control strategies that restrict patient access to medical treatment.

MN Health Department Yanks Baby DNA Rule to Avoid Judge's Parent Consent Requirements

Clearly, the Minnesota Department of Health is not interested in protecting the genetic privacy and property rights of its newest citizens and their families. Instead they hope to use the legislative process to maintain their illegal ownership of baby DNA," says Twila Brase, president of CCHC.

The Minnesota Health Information Exchange

The Minnesota Health Information Exchange announced today by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is a serious threat to patient privacy, and patient control over medical treatment decisions, says Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC).

Governor Pawlenty Failing to Act on Illegally Obtained Baby DNA

Governor Tim Pawlenty has given no indication that he has required his administration to obey the law and destroy ten years of illegally obtained newborn blood and DNA samples, says Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC).

Federal Proposal Threatens Patient Privacy and Patient Consent Rights

In a letter sent today to the federal government, the Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC) stated their opposition to the “National Health Data Stewardship Entity” proposed by an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.

CCHC Sends Letter to Governor Pawlenty

This legislation is a very slippery slope. We dare not begin forcing people to register their private purchases with the government. We dare not remove health insurance from the private market and make citizens go through the government to buy it. And we dare not begin depriving individuals of their right to make private purchases free from government surveillance, government inspection and government fees…We therefore urge you not to move forward with this proposal.