For immediate release:
May 25, 1999
Institute for Health
Freedom To Host
Panel Discussion on Medical Privacy Issues
Find Out Why Congress
Must Act or Be Acted Upon
||Sue Blevins, Institute for Health Freedom
Twila Brase, Citizens' Council on Health Care
Drew Clark, National Journal
Barbara Fisher, National Vaccine Information
||Update and panel discussion on medical privacy
issues, with special focus on seniors and children."
||National Press Club - Lisagor Room
14th & F Streete, N.W.
||Tuesday, June 8, 1999
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
||This summer, the U.S. Congress must act upon the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and decide whether patients'
medical records will be kept private, or be made
readily available to a plethora of health care professionals
and government organizations.
If Congress doesn't act by August 21, 1999
(the deadline established by HIPAA), then the Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS) will establish
regulations governing your medical records within
six months of the deadline.
Find out what Congress is likely to do, and
what HHS will do if Congress does not act!
|The deadline is approaching. If Congress does not
pass a medical privacy law by August 21, 1999, then
the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)
is required to establish regulations governing your