PATCH Alliance (Confidentiality Protection)

PATCH Alliance (Confidentiality Protection)

The HCFA-led "Protecting Access to Confidential Health Care" (PATCH) Alliance is a broad-based group of provider, advocacy, and community-based organizations concerned with maintaining confidentiality in health insurer communications with their members.

Our Legislation

S. 2138: An Act to protect access to confidential healthcare – Sponsored by State Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) and State Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow).

This bill fixes a crucial barrier to accessing health care by ensuring that when multiple people are on the same insurance plan, confidential health care information is not shared with anyone other than the patient. Learn more about this legislation.


Action for Boston Community Development
Association for Behavioral Healthcare
ACLU of Massachusetts
AIDS Action Committee
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Boston Children's Hospital, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Boston Public Health Commission
Cambridge Health Alliance
Citizens for Citizens
College Health Association of Administrators and Nurse Directors
Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals
Connors Center for Women's Health & Gender Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund
Fenway Health
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Health Care For All
Health Law Advocates
Health Quarters
Ibis Reproductive Health
Jane Doe Inc.
Judicial Consent for Minors Lawyer Referral Panel
Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy
Massachusetts Association for School-Based Health Care
Massachusetts Family Planning Association
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts
National Association of Social Workers - Massachusetts
National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
Partners HealthCare System
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center
Tapestry Health
The Dimock Center
The Second Step
Victim Rights Law Center
Women's Bar Association