Health Care Reform - Obamacare

Bernie Doesn't Understand Health Care

Bernie Doesn't Understand Health Care

Bernie Sanders proposes Medicare-For-All. His health care proposal includes six new taxing streams, the end of private insurance and employer-sponsored coverage, and $28 trillion in new federal spending.

SCOTUS Won’t Hear New Obamacare Case

SCOTUS Won’t Hear New Obamacare Case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will not hear the case Sissel v. Department of Health & Human Services this term, a challenge that could have harpooned the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

SCOTUS Meets Today on Affordable Care Act Case & Junior Doctors Strike in the UK

SCOTUS Meets Today on Affordable Care Act Case & Junior Doctors Strike in the UK

Two significant headlines concerning heath care are making news today, and Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is available for comment on both.

Obama Swiftly Vetoes Reconciliation Bill Because Congress Didn’t Deliver

Obamacare is an economic disaster but despite sending a “partial Obamacare repeal” to President Obama’s desk—a repeal that he swiftly vetoed around noon on Friday, Jan. 8—Congress made certain repeal would not happen by giving up the one thing Obama needed.

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‘Tis the Season for Health Sharing

‘Tis the Season for Health Sharing

CCHF Educates Americans About Alternatives to Government Health Care, Including Health Sharing Organizations and the Compelling Stories Behind Them

ST. PAUL, Minn.—‘Tis the season to be sharing. And for some, that means health sharing.

Help Shut Down Obamacare!

Help Shut Down Obamacare!

Let Congress know: NO BAILOUTS for health insurers. No Obamacare “risk corridor” payments.  Deadline: Appropriations bill may be voted on as early as Friday, December 11, 2016.

Senate Votes to Repeal Parts of Obamacare

Senate Votes to Repeal Parts of Obamacare

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Late last evening, the U.S. Senate voted 52-47 in favor of the Republican-backed bill, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762), which repeals parts of the Affordable Care Act and cuts millions of dollars from the Planned Parenthood budget, according to the Associated Press.

Proposed Senate "Obamacare Repeal" Amendment

Proposed Senate 'Obamacare Repeal' Amendment

Today, the U.S. Senate proposes to amend H. R. 3762 to "repeal" additional sections of the Affordable Care Act beyond the sections that the U.S. House proposes to repeal using the budget reconciliation process. The entire law would not be repealed. Budget reconciliation procedures mean the "repeal" is actually a 7-year suspension of various taxes, including the 40% 'Cadillac tax,' zeroing out of the individual and employer mandate penalties (while not repealing the language), ending the risk corridor and reinsurance (corporate welfare/bailout) programs, and phasing out the expansion of Medicaid and taxpayer-funded premium subsidies. If enacted and signed into law, the bill would be a blow to the financial solvency of the law, but would not repeal many ACA provisions which impede on individualized medical decision-making between patients and doctors, such as "value-based" purchasing, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), the Independent Payment Advisory Board and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. [UPDATED with 20-page Senate amendment on Friday, December 4, 2015]

Deputizing Doctors

Deputizing Doctors

Americans need to see “population health” for what it really is. Last week, a POLITICO panel discussed the term “population health,” which is key to Obamacare’s transformation away from the private practice of medicine -- and into the everyday lives of Americans – starting with Medicare. 

Think Twice Before ‘Shopping’ 
for Health Care on Black Friday

Think Twice Before ‘Shopping’ 
for Health Care on Black Friday

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Just last week, one of the major health insurers, UnitedHealth Group, announced it may pull out of Obamacare exchanges in 2017, citing rising costs and enrollment numbers well below projections.