Consumer-Driven Health Care

Big Brother is a Big Seller

Big Brother is a Big Seller

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 21: Issue 4: 4th Quarter 2018

Petition to Trump: Allow Seniors to Opt Out of Medicare w/o Losing Social Security

Petition to Trump:  Allow Seniors to Opt Out of Medicare w/o Losing Social Security

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) and other respected health organizations are urging President Donald Trump to allow senior citizens to voluntarily opt out of Medicare—without losing their Social Security benefits. 

HIPAA Is the ‘Biggest Breach of All’

HIPAA Is the ‘Biggest Breach of All’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Anthem’s massive 2015 cyberattack is costing the nation’s second-largest health insurer a record $16 million. That’s the equally massive amount the company will pay to settle any potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, the Chicago Sun Times reported last week. 

 

Dr. Keith Smith speaks at CCHF fundraising event | September 27, 2018

Dr. Keith Smith speaks at CCHF fundraising event | September 27, 2018

Dr. Keith Smith, MD, speaks to the crowd at CCHF's event on September 27th, 2018 | Free-Market Medicine in Action!

Video can also be viewed here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpTLHNNUUJQ

 

 

Government health monitoring is causing physicians to leave the medical practice

Government health monitoring is causing physicians to leave the medical practice

Once upon a time, nothing in the exam room was more important than the patient. Using years of training and experience, your doctor would listen carefully as you shared the reasons why you were there. But today, the exam room has a distracting intruder. Your doctor’s eyes and attention are too often focused on a computer screen — the government-mandated electronic health record (EHR).

Patients—and Their Prescriptions—Are Tracked

Patients—and Their Prescriptions—Are Tracked

ST. PAUL, Minn.—It’s bad enough that Congress and the Obama administration forced government-mandated electronic health records (EHRs) on physicians and patients around the country. But the government also said EHRs had to be used “meaningfully”—which is to say, the way federal officials declare they must be used.

CCHF Event Shines Light on Affordable Free-Market Medicine for Patients and Doctors

CCHF Event Shines Light on Affordable  Free-Market Medicine for Patients and Doctors

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Later this month, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) will showcase a champion for free-market medicine at its annual dinner and fundraising event in Minneapolis. 

Will Trump Administration Restore Consent to HIPAA?

Will Trump Administration Restore Consent to HIPAA?

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 21: Issue 3: 3rd Quarter 2018

Doctors and Nurses Burning Out Because of Mandated Electronic Health Records

Doctors and Nurses Burning Out Because of Mandated Electronic Health Records

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Many factors cause doctors to give up medicine, but none more prevalent than those that take physicians away from doing their true job—taking care of patients.

Labor Day is just around the corner, and medical professionals around the country are taking a hard look at how their occupations have changed. A recent survey on physician burnout and stress found that a fifth of doctors cited electronic health records (EHRs) as the top factor contributing to their stress. Earlier this month, two physicians at the University of California school of medicine suggested the EHR mandate is the most likely reason 54.4 percent of physicians are experiencing burnout.

Putting “America” Back into Health Care

Putting “America” Back into Health Care

Everything went smoothly at first. Ilan, the nine-year old son of American physician Benjamin Davies, MD, broke his arm on vacation in Italy. The local hospital x-rayed the arm, reduced the fractures of each bone and applied a cast. But the question of surgery could only be determined by driving to a bigger hospital 1.5 hours away.