Health Care Reform - Obamacare

NewGiving 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

Dissension in The Swamp

Dissension in The Swamp

President Trump promised to drain the swamp. But finding the plug in the boggy mire and pulling it out has proved difficult. That said, the swamp is no longer functioning with its usual efficiency. Congress is having more difficulty getting bills passed. There’s dissension in the ranks and impasse is common. That’s mostly a good thing.

Senate Passes Tax Bill and Repeals Obamacare Individual Mandate

Senate Passes Tax Bill and Repeals Obamacare Individual Mandate

ST. PAUL, Minn.—After the U.S. Senate passed the historic tax bill early Saturday morning and addressed the Affordable Care Act individual mandate, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF,  www.cchfreedom.org) president and co-founder Twila Brase released the following statement.

Congress and White House Waffling on the Most Egregious Tax Increase . . .

Congress and White House Waffling on the Most  Egregious Tax Increase . . .

Many fail  to see how closely linked tax reform is to health care, said Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) president and co-founder Twila Brase. The Affordable Care Act individual mandate, which forces Americans to purchase health insurance or face a penalty tax, has been called the largest and most egregious tax increase foisted on the American public

With Legislation Pending, Congress Must Not Authorize Appropriations for CSR Payments

With Legislation Pending, Congress Must Not Authorize Appropriations for CSR Payments

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The U.S. Senate has written a repeal of the Affordable Care Act individual mandate into its version of the impending tax bill, which is good news for many Obamacare opponents. But at the same time, the Senate announced it will bring the Obamacare “stability” legislation written by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to the floor for a vote.

CSR Subsidies A “Solution” in Search of a Problem and the Costly Danger of Double-Dipping

CSR Subsidies A “Solution” in Search of a Problem and the Costly Danger of Double-Dipping

On October 12, 2017, President Trump announced the immediate termination of Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments. The White House stated, “Based on guidance from the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under Obamacare. In light of this analysis, the Government cannot lawfully make the cost-sharing payments.” 

 

With Open Enrollment Underway, CCHF Urges Americans to ‘Refuse to Enroll’ in Obamacare

With Open Enrollment Underway, CCHF Urges Americans to ‘Refuse to Enroll’ in Obamacare

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act is now underway—and continuing through Dec. 15—and Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is educating Americans about three legal ways they can avoid becoming a victim to the skyrocketing premiums, high deductibles and compromised care of Obamacare.

Working in Washington This Week

Working in Washington This Week

The National Physician Council of Health Care Policy, led by Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) and California physician Marcy Zwelling, MD met November 4-6 in Washington, D.C. At the invitation of Dr. Zwelling, CCHF president Twila Brase gave a presentation on privacy: “Patient Privacy, Where Art Thou?” 

What Every Patient Should Know About Privacy

What Every Patient Should Know About Privacy

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) president and co-founder Twila Brase was a featured speaker yesterday at the National Physicians Council for Healthcare Policy meeting in Washington, D.C., asking the important and timely question, “Patient Privacy: Where Art Thou?”