Medical Privacy

March 15, 2001


Dear liberty activist,

High-paid lobbyists and special-interest groups are working feverishly
to make us live by their rules; their definition of privacy.  Only in
Washington do words lose their meaning and, often times, start to mean
the exact opposite.  The so-called "medical privacy rule" recently
adopted by the federal government gives us less privacy - not more.
This new, 367-page-tiny-print regulation actually gives us less access
and control of our own medical records while giving federal, state, and
local governmental agencies - including law enforcement and research
organizations, along with insurance companies, HMOs, drug companies,
marketing companies and others - greater access and more control of our
personal medical records.

It's now time for average citizens to have their say.  H. J. Res. 38 -
"The Medical Privacy Protection Resolution" was submitted this morning
by Congressman Ron Paul, a practicing physician for over 30 years.
Dr. Paul's resolution, if passed and signed into law, would repeal the
Department of Health and Human Services so-called "medical privacy
rule."  The resolution will be considered under the Congressional Review
Act of 1996 that allows Congress to repeal a federal agency's regulation
on an expedited basis.

Please urge your U.S. representative to cosponsor H. J. Res. 38 today.
Remember, the regulation is scheduled to go into effect next month -
April 14th. Click the following link to send your message:
http://capwiz.com/liberty/issues/alert/?alertid=17514&type=CO .
You may add your own comments to the suggested message.

Please act today as you did twice last year when you helped stop the
"unique health identifier" mandated by H.I.P.A.A.  Now we need stop
this 367-page invasion of our personal medical records.  H. J. Res. 38
will do it, but only with quick action by you and your representative.
Take action now.  Go to
http://capwiz.com/liberty/issues/alert/?alertid=17514&type=CO .

If you want more details about this issue, read "The Final Medical
Privacy Rule:  Myths and Facts" by Institute for Health Freedom.
http://www.forhealthfreedom.org/Publications/Privacy/MedPrivFacts.html

Please forward this message to a few friends.

Kent Snyder
The Liberty Committee


 

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