Health Care Reform - Obamacare

NewNew MN Mandate on Electronic Health Records Spells Danger for Patients

New MN Mandate on Electronic Health Records Spells Danger for Patients

Patient Advocate Says New Mandate Will Harm Doctor-Patient Relationships; Survey Demonstrates Concern 

ST. PAUL, Minn.—When Minnesota rang in the new year, the state also ushered in a new mandate requiring all health providers to utilize an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that will share their patients’ private data with other entities and greatly impact the doctor-patient relationship.

 

NewDon’t “Fix” (Expand) Obamacare

Don’t “Fix” (Expand) Obamacare

Republicans must ignore bad advice. Liberal media, government officials, Democrats, and ACA proponents say Republicans must soon “fix” (expand) Obamacare. 

NewCitizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Obama Administration Concedes Obamacare Failures 

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Obama Administration Concedes Obamacare Failures 

As SCOTUS’ King v. Burwell Decision Looms, Administration Declares High-Risk Pools for Those with Serious Pre-Existing Conditions ‘Compliant’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—There was once a time when a citizen who had a serious pre-existing condition, had no access to employer health care, and was unable to obtain individual coverage from a traditional insurance company, could join a “high-risk pool” in nearly three-quarters of  U.S. states and have his or her medical needs met.

NewCitizens’ Council for Health Freedom Files Amicus Brief in Landmark King v. Burwell Obamacare Case 

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Files Amicus Brief in Landmark King v. Burwell Obamacare Case 

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments on March 4 

ST. PAUL, Minn.— 2015 is gearing up to be the year Obamacare will take even more money out of Americans’ pockets.

NewObamacare Forcing Schools to Make Cuts

Obamacare Forcing Schools to Make Cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Millions of students around the country are returning to school today after a long holiday break. But some of them might see some changes this year in their school personnel—all thanks to Obamacare rules and regulations.

NewCitizens’ Council for Health Freedom Celebrates Victories for Patient Rights in 2014

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Celebrates Victories for Patient Rights in 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn.—This past year was perhaps one of the most crucial in history regarding patient rights and privacy, as important issues such as government health care, the storage of and research on baby DNA and federal biosurveillance plans all made headlines.

 

NewFlorida’s Obamacare Ploy 

Florida’s Obamacare Ploy 

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The state of Florida will soon begin selling health insurance coverage plans through a “marketplace” that will operate much like a state exchange, but without the connection to HealthCare.Gov or the access to subsidies provided to patients through the state exchanges.

New“Obamacare Architect” Refuses to Tell the Truth

“Obamacare Architect” Refuses to Tell the Truth

Yesterday, Jonathan Gruber was on the hot seat. His videotaped comments discussing “the stupidity of the American voter” have caused a firestorm nationwide. Yesterday, he testified for a U.S. House hearing called, “Examining Obamacare Transparency Failures.” I called it the grilling of Gruber.

NewObamacare Penalizes Low-Income Earners

Obamacare Penalizes Low-Income Earners

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Poorer Citizens Pay a Greater Percentage of Their Income for the Obamacare Penalty Tax

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Obamacare, or the “Affordable” Care Act, was supposed to help the uninsured get health care coverage, supposedly taking less money out of hard-working Americans’ pockets.

NewYour Doctor, the Robot

Your Doctor, the Robot

Will robots dictate medical treatment? In “Could Artificial Intelligence End the Electronic Medical Record Nightmare?” physician Kevin R. Stone says doctors, nurses and patients used to talk with each other to share information and solve problems, but now, “The electronic medical record has killed the oral science.”