These are brief comments from Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom on the Medicare Program: Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Model Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models. This controversial 2,398-page final rule (initial public-inspection version) is authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. As the 962-page proposed rule described, financial harm to many small practices is expected.
What will you hear tonight? In the second presidential debate, Hillary Clinton showed how a polished politician can tell the truth and simultaneously mislead.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Viewers around the nation will watch tonight’s first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with rapt attention. Though Americans may tune in for different reasons—the economy, national security, religious liberties—patient advocates at one health freedom organization will be watching with a singular subject in mind.
Is Obamacare failing? Some parts, like the 16 failed co-ops, are. But when it comes to health plans dropping out of Obamacare exchanges, it’s a legitimate question. HMOs have a disturbing history of dropping enrollees – until Congress meets their payment demands.
Where was health care at the RNC? Mostly missing in action. But by day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Sen. Bernie Sanders, former President Bill Clinton, and former DNC chairman Howard Dean, M.D. had all championed the issue.
The attached is a list of all health care practitioners, including physicians, that have opted out of the Medicare program, as found in the federal Medicare participation-status database on July 5, 2016. NOTE: Physicians and others that have refused to get a National Provider ID are not included on this list.
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Unveils ‘The Wedge of Health Freedom’— A Better Way of Doing Health Care
Nationwide Initiative Will Change the Face of Patient Care and Advance Patient-, Pocketbook- and Privacy-Friendly Alternatives
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Deadline: Monday, June 27, 2016
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Health care consolidation limits freedom and independence. The government’s drive to consolidate doctors and hospitals – and thereby more easily exert control -- began with Medicare and continues under Obamacare.