Clinton Elbows Lawmakers On Medical Privacy

Share this article:
President Clinton upbraided Congress last week vowing to issue regulations on medical privacy for American consumers if lawmakers don't take action before the fall. Congress was tasked with passing a privacy bill by the end of August but has yet to act.

"I don't want this to become a fight. I would far rather have legislation," he said.

Washington political commentators said the president is strategically well-positioned to force the issue because Congress has a full plate of items to address before the session's end. Consumers also are already up in arms over privacy matters in general, and medical privacy has long been the greatest area of concern

According to John Stone, spokesman for Rep. Charles Norwood (R-GA), who has helped draft privacy legislation, "Every time we sit down, something else comes up." Privacy "goes way outside the realm of healthcare - into banking, grocery stores and more."
Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.

Next Article in News

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in News

Customer Centricity Is Spurring Marketing-Tech Investments

Customer Centricity Is Spurring Marketing-Tech Investments

A majority of marketers rank customer satisfaction improvements as paramount in the technology investment decisions.

Big, Bold Moves in the C-Suite

Big, Bold Moves in the C-Suite ...

JCPenney appoints Home Depot's Marvin Ellison as CEO; Harte Hanks and JWT add hitting power to their C-level benches

Campaign Comes to the States

Campaign Comes to the States

DMN's UK-based sister publication launches Campaign US