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CCHF Responds to Request for Information on Direct Provider Contracting Models

CCHF Responds to Request for Information on Direct Provider Contracting Models

CCHF has concerns with the proposed model of Direct Provider Contracting— and its acronym. Many physicians and providers have wisely chosen to move away from insurance contracts. They have also opted out of Medicare/Medicaid to remove federal and other third-party intrusion from their practice. They are third-party- payer free (TPF). The questions and commentary of the RFI propose to intrude into the patient-doctor relationship under the name of “DPC.” The proposal asks “how can a DPC model be designed to attract a wide variety of practices, including small, independent practices, and/or physicians.”

 

CCHF Invited to the White House

CCHF Invited to the White House

An invitation to the White House came last week.I accepted. On May 11, President Trump made an announcement in the Rose Garden about lowering drug prices. Here’s a short play by play for you, our supporters, the people who keep our organization on the front lines and operating on behalf of your health freedom every day.

CCHF Public Comments on CMS-9924-P [short-term, limited duration insurance]

CCHF Public Comments on CMS-9924-P [short-term, limited duration insurance]

We support the Trump administration’s attempt to restore freedom and affordability for care and coverage while we await either full repeal of the ACA or the development and growth of care and coverage options that are beyond the reach of the ACA and its rules, regulations, restrictions and costly requirements.

 

Stop Corporate Version of Single-Payer

Stop Corporate Version of Single-Payer

Republicans have a plan to save Obamacare. They have proposed a $60 billion payout for managed care corporations (“health plans”). The proposal includes $30 billion in reinsurance funds (transfer risk-bearing responsibility to taxpayers) and $30-$35 billion in cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies, often called bailouts. That said, it now appears the payout may have been stripped from the must-pass (by Saturday) spending bill to be issued today.  

Reaching Out with Unconventional Truth

Reaching Out with Unconventional Truth

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 21: Issue 1: 1st Quarter 2018

Idaho Is Leading the Way Back to Affordable Health Insurance

Idaho Is Leading the Way Back to Affordable Health Insurance

ST. PAUL, Minn.—As some states are pushing for their own individual mandate to purchase health insurance or be penalized, the state of Idaho is working to break free from the clutches of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Idaho Governor Goes Big-Against Obamacare

Idaho Governor Goes Big-Against Obamacare

Kudos to Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter! He’s doing what CCHF has been asking states to do. He’s opening up Idaho’s insurance market to policies NOT compliant with the ACA. He’s not waiting for Congress to repeal the ACA prohibition against catastrophic coverage.

CCHF Comments on CMS Request for Information - Innovation Center New Direction

CCHF Comments on CMS Request for Information - Innovation Center New Direction

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), a national grassroots organization representing patients, physicians and other freedom-minded practitioners nationwide submits the comments below in response the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Request for Information on a proposed new direction for the Innovation Center. CMS is seeking input on ways it can reduce fraud, waste, and abuse and improve program integrity.

 

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?” 

CCHF Responds to HHS Request with 21 Ways to Cut Burden of Obamacare

CCHF Responds to HHS Request with 21 Ways to Cut Burden of Obamacare

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a national health freedom organization located in Minnesota, and the initiator of The Wedge of Health Freedom (jointhewedge.com) is responding to your request for information on reducing the regulatory burdens imposed by the PPACA and moving American medical care to a more patient-centered system that “adheres to the key principles of affordability, accessibility, quality, innovation, and empowerment.” Our recommendations are based on five key elements of health freedom and five essential rights: