Medical Privacy & H.J. Res. 38

June 12, 2001


Dear liberty activist,

As of today, 6,189 petitions (over 1,200 petitions a day) have been
delivered to Speaker Dennis Hastert's office asking Speaker Hastert to
schedule a vote on H.J. Res. 38 by Friday, June 15th.  H.J. Res. 38 will
repeal the final federal medical privacy rule - which is very different than
what it is advertised to be.

If you have yet to sign the petition to Speaker Hastert, please go to
http://www.thelibertycommittee.org/medprivacypetition.htm to sign it today.

If you have already signed the petition, please call Speaker Hastert's
office at 202-225-0600 and urge him to schedule a vote this week on H.J.
Res. 38.

Health care alone accounts for 1/7th of our economy.  This so-called federal
medical privacy rule that we are fighting today is one part of the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that was passed in
1996.  Sue Blevins, the president of Institute for Health Freedom, a
registered nurse, and health policy expert has characterized the federal
medical privacy rule and HIPAA as the most sweeping, government-devised
change of health care in our country's history; even more sweeping than the
establishment of HMOs and Medicare and Medicaid.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has jurisdiction
over this issue in the Senate.  Senator Ted Kennedy is now the committee's
chairman with Senator Hillary Clinton now a majority member.  Senator
Kennedy gave us HMOs in 1973 and Senator Clinton, in 1992-1993, gave us
"Hillary Care" which is known today as HIPAA.

We need to have H.J. Res. 38 voted on this week and passed by the House
(under the special rules of the Congressional Review Act) in order to bypass
Senator Kennedy's committee.

Please call Speaker Hastert's office today at 202-225-0600.  Thank you for
your help!

Kent Snyder
The Liberty Committee


 

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