Deception of 'no-privacy rule' revealed

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

electronic health records EHRA patients' rights organization is calling on members of Congress to get rid of HIPAA.

Despite how it is portrayed on TV shows and movies, Twila Brase of the Citizens' Council for Health Freedom says the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) does not protect one's privacy. Instead, Brase says it is a permissive data-sharing rule.

"We believe that this rule has done everything but protect our privacy," she tells One News Now. "It has opened up our medical records, and we would say that it is the largest deception that has ever been foisted on the American people."

Brase, Twila (CCHF)That includes members of Congress.

"We have found that legislators … believe that privacy is protected by HIPAA, when actually it's the exact opposite," says Brase. "So we want members of Congress to restore patient consent and patient privacy requirements, and the way that Congress can do that is they can by law rescind the so-called HIPAA privacy rule, which we call the no-privacy rule, and then they can put back into place real patient consent requirements over the sharing of their confidential medical record information."

Brase would also like to see states get involved.

"This is really important," she continues. "HIPAA allows a stronger state law to rule the day, so individuals should contact their state senators and their state representatives and ask them to pass a real privacy law in their state."

In addition to sharing concerns about HIPAA, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom has also posted an interview with Twila Brase on its website in which she covers some of the common questions about HIPAA.

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