Our state health agency has decided to mandate household income from anyone using any state-funded facility. Great, fine...I think the goal is to create a single database for all income-based programs so that people cannot cheat the system. However, my children receive services through NON-income based funding. My income is not relevant and I refuse to give it. Nearly every other parent on the same funding is rolling over and playing dead and sharing their personal information with the state. The manager of our county clinic knows me so well she left a note for the receptionist to get her when I arrived rather than tell me about the new requirement themselves. She had the letter that they had gotten from the state as well as the complaint line phone numbers all ready for me. I hate having to take the time to explain to people that they cannot demand that I give up my rights.