This website provides readers an historical perspective on the evolution of various healthcare laws and regulations affecting healthcare freedom and privacy.
For updated information about healthcare freedom and privacy issues, visit Citizens' Council for Health Freedom's website
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What's New: 2004

December 11, 2004
Update on Unique Health Identifiers (UHIs): Are you ready for a tracking number that could be used to monitor your personal health information from cradle to grave?

Competition Is Needed in Health Care, FTC/DOJ Study Says: A recent report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) calls for greater competition in the U.S. health-care system.

November 22, 2004
The Federal Government Tells Families to Discuss and Document Health History on Thanksgiving. What should families consider regarding this initiative?

A Good Way to Spend Thanksgiving?

No True Health Privacy? Many citizens complaining about medical privacy breaches are not being helped by the federal rule.

November 5, 2004
FDA is Planning to Track Dietary Supplements Using Data-Mining Technology

October 5, 2004
Congressmen Question HHS's Legal Authority to Force Seniors into Medicare Part A: Three congressmen sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson questioning the current policy of forcing seniors into Medicare Part A.

More Than One-Third of U.S. Adults Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Most people who use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) do so without consulting a licensed practitioner.

September 13, 2004
President Bush Proposes Screening the U.S. Population for Mental Illness

August 23, 2004
Pros and Cons of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs): The recently enacted Medicare Rx law includes a provision that allows Americans to open HSAs. There are both pros and cons with HSAs that should be considered.

July 23, 2004
President Bush Proposes to Screen Population for Mental Illness: The sweeping initiative will link diagnoses to treatment with specific drugs (link to article).

June 14, 2004
Will Americans Lose Their Privacy with Electronic Medical Records?

May 20, 2004
Can You Have True Health Privacy Under Nationalized Health Care?

April 27, 2004
Are You Ready for a National Health ID Number? Rep. Paul calls for repeal of mandated national health ID.

March 26, 2004
An Unhealthy Tradition: Ignoring, whitewashing, and covering up Medicare's true cost is a Washington tradition as old as the program itself.

March 11, 2004
Is Nationalized Health Care Coming to America? The new Medicare law establishes a Hillary-like health care working group.

February 19, 2004
How New Medicare Reform Could Affect All Citizens

Chiropractors Excluded from Limited Right to Contract Privately Under Recently Enacted Medicare Bill

Reality Check on Medicare Legislation

January 14, 2004
Coercion vs. Freedom: Baby Boomers Likely to Challenge Medicare Rules