Consumer-Driven Health Care

Don't Call it "Health Care"

Don't Call it 'Health Care'

Words shape thinking. Consider how often people say, “I get my health care at work.”I know what they mean but it’s not true. 

You see . . . there’s no such thing as “health care.” 

CMS Plan for ‘Direct Primary Contractors’ Will Confuse Public and Compromise True DPC Clinics

CMS Plan for ‘Direct Primary Contractors’ Will Confuse Public and Compromise True DPC Clinics

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Patient privacy advocate Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has spoken out about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) potential plan to wrap direct primary care contracting (DPC) clinics back into the government.

CCHF Responds to Request for Information on Direct Provider Contracting Models

CCHF Responds to Request for Information on Direct Provider Contracting Models

CCHF has concerns with the proposed model of Direct Provider Contracting— and its acronym. Many physicians and providers have wisely chosen to move away from insurance contracts. They have also opted out of Medicare/Medicaid to remove federal and other third-party intrusion from their practice. They are third-party- payer free (TPF). The questions and commentary of the RFI propose to intrude into the patient-doctor relationship under the name of “DPC.” The proposal asks “how can a DPC model be designed to attract a wide variety of practices, including small, independent practices, and/or physicians.”

 

CCHF Encourages Americans to Support #PharmacyFreedom

CCHF Encourages Americans to Support #PharmacyFreedom

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is alerting Americans to support the freedom to choose their pharmacies by making a public comment by next week.

CCHF Radio Feature Has Explained Health Care Headlines to Americans Since 2009

CCHF Radio Feature Has Explained Health Care Headlines to Americans Since 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn.—On Dec. 18, 2009, a new one-minute radio feature called “Health Freedom Minute” hit the airwaves on just one local station in Minnesota, where Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) has been protecting health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights nationwide.

Giving the Gift of Health Care Sharing

Giving the Gift of Health Care Sharing

‘Tis the season to be sharing. And for some, that means health care sharing.

5 Whirlwind Days in Washington, D.C.

5 Whirlwind Days in Washington, D.C.

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 20: Issue 4: 4th Quarter 2017

CCHF Comments on CMS Request for Information - Innovation Center New Direction

CCHF Comments on CMS Request for Information - Innovation Center New Direction

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), a national grassroots organization representing patients, physicians and other freedom-minded practitioners nationwide submits the comments below in response the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Request for Information on a proposed new direction for the Innovation Center. CMS is seeking input on ways it can reduce fraud, waste, and abuse and improve program integrity.

 

The Essential Five Rights of Health Freedom

The Essential Five Rights of Health Freedom

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 20: Issue 2: 2nd Quarter 2017

CCHF Draws MN Governor's Attention to Troubling Section of HHS Omnibus Bill

CCHF Draws MN Governor's Attention to Troubling Section of HHS Omnibus Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom is alerting Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to a troubling policy section of the Delete-All Amendment of the HHS Omnibus bill, which strips many of the protective provisions in the original Senate version of the bill.