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Big Brother is a Big Seller

Big Brother is a Big Seller

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 21: Issue 4: 4th Quarter 2018

Prior Authorization Endangers Patients

Prior Authorization Endangers Patients

Why are health plans permitted to tell doctors how to practice medicine?  Have you questioned this dangerous assertion of corporate power over the physician, who has 11 to 15 years of training, or have you just accepted it?

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. 

Are Medicare Advantage Health Plans Committing Fraud?

Are Medicare Advantage Health Plans Committing Fraud?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is now in full swing, but few may realize that Medicare is in an open enrollment period of its own.

Give to the Max 2018!

Give to the Max 2018!
THANK YOU! | We are so grateful for your support
 
We did it!  We made the $20,000 matching grant for Give to the Max Day- and then EXCEEDED it!  Thanks to your generosity, CCHF will be able to keep fighting for freedom and our right to privacy in the health care arena.  Again, this is only possible because of our loyal supporters.     
 
We are truly thankful for YOU!   

HIPAA; Security Breach! Financial Issues with Dan Celia

HIPAA; Security Breach!    Financial Issues with Dan Celia

Listen to CCHF President Twila Brase on Financial Issues with Dan Celia as she discusses the HIPAA patient privacy breaches and how to break the chains that link Social Security benefits to Medicare Part A.   Then please sign the petition to restore freedom and choice to the Medicare and Social Security programs.

Congress Can Restore Medicare Freedom

Congress Can Restore Medicare Freedom

CCHF is asking President Trump to remove the instructions that prohibit senior citizens from receiving Social Security retirement benefits if they refuse to enroll in Medicare.

As a result of executive instructions in the SSA POMS (Social Security Administration Procedural Operations Manual System) that were issued by previous administrations without Congressional authority, American senior citizens who refuse to enroll in Medicare Part A (hospitalization) are not allowed to receive Social Security benefits. Furthermore, if they disenroll, they must repay all Medicare and Social Security benefits they've received.

This is not a law or a rule. The executive instructions added to the POMS trap citizens in Medicare and, in most cases, make Medicare the person’s primary insurance even if they have other preferred primary coverage.

President Trump has the executive authority to delete these instructions without approval by Congress. His executive action would:

  • Set up a hedge against the "Medicare for all" proposals
  • Open the markets to lifelong private medical insurance, and
  • Reduce the financial strain on Medicare, which is expected to be insolvent in 2026, according to the 2018 Medicare Trustees report.

Please sign our petition to President Trump to allow senior citizens to voluntarily OPT OUT of Medicare without losing access to their Social Security benefits.


Click here to view more information 
 

Click here to print a copy of the petition

 

 

 

Will Judge Kavanaugh Support Freedom From Medicare?

Will Judge Kavanaugh Support Freedom From Medicare?

For some, it’s almost unthinkable. Who’d want to be free from Medicare? Perhaps those who realize that Medicare is almost bankrupt, that by law they can’t pay cash to get the care Medicare denies unless an ‘Advance Beneficiary Notice’ was signed, and that terms like “privatizing Medicare” (narrow-network health plans) and “negotiating drug prices” (drug formularies) are simply code words for rationing care.

Health Care Data Breaches Put the Private Medical info of Millions of Americans in Jeopardy

Health Care Data Breaches Put the Private Medical info of Millions of Americans in Jeopardy

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Well over 1 million patients are the latest victims of a huge health care data breach. Just last week, UnityPoint Health notified 1.4 million patients that their records may have been breached when its business system was compromised by a phishing attack, reported Healthcare IT News.

The Watched Are Never Free

The Watched Are Never Free

ST. PAUL, Minn.—It’s impossible for patients and doctors to have an effective relationship when they are being watched. The patient will always try to protect themselves if they think they are being monitored or surveilled, and therefore won’t be entirely open and transparent with their doctor.