New Bill Seeks to Protect Your Medical
The CCLE is a member of the
Coalition, which is concerned about the misleadingly titled "Federal
Medical Privacy Rule."
Rather than protect medical privacy, this law actually eliminates
individuals’ freedom to give or withhold consent regarding the release of
their personal health information to many persons for many purposes. (You
can get complete details on this
Fortunately, Representative Ron Paul, has
introduced the Patient Privacy Act (Bill
# H.R.1699), which would:
- repeal the statutory authorization for both the
misnamed medical privacy regulation and the "unique health identifier;"
- prevents the federal government from
establishing or funding any database with private health care information.
details concerning the good bill are here.
1. Here is a very easy-to-use system for
representative know your thoughts about the importance of protecting
2. Please also visit the website for the medical privacy
coalition, which has
resources for taking action to protect your medical privacy.