HMOs & Managed Care

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.

 

CCHF Letter to MN Governor and GOP Leadership

CCHF Letter to MN Governor and GOP Leadership

Click to read the CCHF letter sent today to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and GOP leadership in the MN House and Senate. TOPIC Assent transfers when MN tax-exempt HMOs convert to for-profit corporations

Facebook Live from DC with Dr. Kim Corba

Facebook Live from DC with Dr. Kim Corba

Dr. Kim Corba is a Direct Primary Care Doctor in Pennsylvania talking with CCHF President Twila Brase about how her practice now has a greater benefit to patients without the interference of insurance companies.

Twila interviews Dr. Kimberly Jackson, MD

Twila interviews Dr. Kimberly Jackson, MD

Interview on March 20, 2017 with Dr. Mark Lopatin, MD about third-party payment and why it's better for patients to pay the doctors

CCHF Urges Minnesota Lawmakers to Oppose ‘Reinsurance’ Legislation

CCHF Urges Minnesota Lawmakers to Oppose ‘Reinsurance’ Legislation

ST. PAUL, Minn.—On Monday, Minnesota House lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a bill that will dramatically change the individual market in Minnesota. 

 

CCHF "Reinsurance" Diagram and Testimony in MN House

CCHF 'Reinsurance' Diagram and Testimony in MN House

House File 5 – Davids – Reinsurance
Monday, March 6, 2017
House Committee on Health and Human Services Finance Written Testimony of Twila Brase, President and Co-founder 

 

The "Radical Seed" of Single-Payer

The 'Radical Seed' of Single-Payer

I want to change people’s minds. Let me start with this: The Affordable Care Act ended health insurance in America. The cost of this decision is now front-page news. The ACA’s ban on affordable catastrophic insurance and its ban on pre-existing condition (“pre-ex”) exclusions means we don’t have health insurance any more. The ACA mandates that health plans enroll people with pre-existing conditions. That’s not insurance against a risk. That’s third-party financing of a known condition.

TONIGHT: Will Hillary Mislead Again?

TONIGHT:  Will Hillary Mislead Again?

What will you hear tonight? In the second presidential debate, Hillary Clinton showed how a polished politician can tell the truth and simultaneously mislead. 

The Three Obamacares

The Three Obamacares

What do you mean when you say “Obamacare”? Since people think Obamacare is imploding, we’ve created a better way to talk it: Obamacare I, Obamacare II, and Obamacare III.

Is Obamacare “Collapse” Just a Ploy?

Is Obamacare “Collapse” Just a Ploy?

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.