NewExcise Tax: The Forgotten Obamacare Penalty

Excise Tax: The Forgotten Obamacare Penalty

ST. PAUL, Minn.—After last week’s Supreme Court King v. Burwell ruling, many Obamacare supporters might think the fight has been won, while many opponents to the flawed government health care system may be downcast or looking for the next best strategy to win repeal.

NewSCOTUS Ruling Is Attack on the Rule of Law: Where Will Interpretation of the Law End?

SCOTUS Ruling Is Attack on the Rule of Law: Where Will Interpretation of the Law End?
ST. PAUL, Minn.—The United States Supreme Court today announced its decision on the landmark Affordable Care Act case, King v. Burwell, which analyzed whether federal premium subsidies issued to residents in states without a state-established exchange are allowable.
 

NewKing v. Burwell’s Impact on Americans

King v. Burwell’s Impact on Americans

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), is in Washington, D.C., this week, awaiting the historic announcement of the Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell.  The landmark case will decide if federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies for health care coverage for residents in states without a state-based exchange are indeed lawful.

NewWhat Will King v. Burwell Mean for Americans?

What Will King v. Burwell Mean for Americans?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Since the day the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed in 2010, it's created consternation for parties on both sides of the law, from complaints about high premiums and compromised care to religious liberty issues and unconstitutionality.

NewHuge Hack Shows Vulnerability of Electronic Health Records

Huge Hack Shows Vulnerability of Electronic Health Records

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Theft of any kind is unsettling. But for the victims of a massive data hack, like the one allegedly recently perpetrated by China, it is especially scary, as those affected don't know how long their personal information has been compromised, what the thieves have access to or how they plan to use it.

New Up, Up and Away

 Up, Up and Away

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says Rapidly Rising Premiums Are Just One Consequence of a Fatally Flawed Government Health Care System

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health insurers are looking ahead to 2016 and don’t like what they see. And they can thank Obamacare for the rising costs they’ll be forced to pass on to their patients.

NewWhose DNA Is It, Anyway?

Whose DNA Is It, Anyway?

Last year, CCHF was instrumental in advocating a parental consent requirement as part of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014, which passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law on December 18.

“CCHF has long fought for the inclusion of informed consent requirements before newborn bloodspots can be stored and used for research,” Brase said, as she prepared to depart for the nation’s capital...

New If You Like Your Premium, You Can’t Keep It

 If You Like Your Premium, You Can’t Keep It

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health insurance customers are paying a lot more than they used to. And patients have Obamacare to thank. Lack of health care competition resulting from insurers’ leaving the market means premiums have nowhere to go but up.

NewMN Senate and House Pass Bill with EHR Amendment That Will Free Some Doctors From Intrusive and Expensive EHR Systems

MN Senate and House Pass Bill with EHR Amendment That Will Free Some Doctors From Intrusive and Expensive EHR Systems

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, is applauding Minnesota lawmakers, as both the Senate and House have passed a bill that will free some doctors from costly and intrusive Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems.

 

NewReject Patient Research Without Consent

Reject Patient Research Without Consent

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, is calling on Rep. Fred Upton, chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, to table proposals that will allow Americans to be used as research subjects without their consent.