“Minnesotans don’t realize that State legislators gave federal officials sole control over identification, driving, purchasing, transportation and movement. This 2016 control is called REAL ID.” – Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF)
Read the FACTS about REAL ID on the CCHF website. Here is an excerpt from their page:
“National Patient ID: CCHF views REAL ID as a National ID card and a back door to a National Patient ID:
- HIPAA – The 1996 HIPAA law mandated a Unique Patient Identifier (UPI), but Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) froze funding for its creation in 1999. If implemented, health care access could become an “official purpose” for which the “for federal purposes” REAL ID cards would be required: No card, No care.”
Today, it is Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, who is essentially the only person standing between you and the implementation of the Unique Patient Identifier (UPI).
- “ID DEMANDS – Due to the 2007 FTC “Red Flags Rule,” most clinics and hospitals require patients to show ID if they don’t pay cash (http://bit.ly/redflagsrule). Even though a law clarified that physicians aren’t required to ID patients, many still require it (no card, no care).”