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Health Reform Press Conference on June 18: Which Bills Will Preserve Privacy Rights and Patient Choice?
Date:6/17/2009

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health-privacy advocates and patient-choice supporters will discuss implications of federal health-reform bills at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 18 at 9:00 am. Health-policy experts will examine which proposed legislation will:

STRENGTHEN HEALTH-PRIVACY RIGHTS: Which bills will make sure Americans are not forced to have a Unique Health Identifier (UHI) to tag and track them from cradle to grave and that citizens are not forced to have their personal health information linked to a national database -- without their permission?

PROTECT HEALTH INSURANCE FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Which bills will make sure Americans are not forced to buy insurance either through threat of a federal tax penalty or loss of, for example, one's driver's license?

RESTORE SENIORS' HEALTH INSURANCE CHOICE: Which bills will make sure seniors are not denied their cash Social Security benefits as a penalty for rejecting enrollment in Medicare Part A?

WHEN: Thursday, June 18 at 9:00 am

WHERE: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets, N.W., Washington, DC

WHO: Sue Blevins, Institute for Health Freedom; Twila Brase, Citizens' Council on Health Care; and Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center

    Contact:
    Sue Blevins, Institute for Health Freedom (www.ForHealthFreedom.org)
    (202) 429-6610
    Twila Brase, Citizens' Council on Health Care (www.cchconline.org)
    (651) 646-8935
    Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center (www.NVIC.org)
    (703) 938-0342


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