NewMedicare at 50 - Still Flawed, After All These Years

Medicare at 50 - Still Flawed,  After All These Years

ST. PAUL, Minn.—This Thursday, Medicare will mark a milestone—50 years since it was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 30, 1965.

NewImagine What Hackers Could Do with a National Patient ID

Imagine What Hackers Could Do  with a National Patient ID

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says a National Patient ID System Will Put Patients’ Personal Medical Information at Risk

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently announced the disastrous impact of a massive data breach that affected millions of Americans, stating that 21.5 million people, both inside and outside the government, had their personal information stolen, reported CNN and ABC.

NewCCHF’s Twila Brase Speaking at ‘Let My Doctor Practice’ Conference on July 24

CCHF’s Twila Brase Speaking at ‘Let My Doctor Practice’ Conference on July 24

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, is a dedicated patient freedom advocate, but she’s also committed to physician freedom—especially as outside groups and government initiatives hamper their care for patients.

NewSocial-Media Sharing of Athlete’s Health Info Opens Privacy Issues for All Patients

Social-Media Sharing of Athlete’s Health Info Opens Privacy Issues for All Patients

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A sportswriter created quite a furor last week, not for his coverage of a soccer match or his prediction for the All-Star Game tomorrow, but for what he shared about a particular athlete on Twitter.

New12 Reasons for House Reps to Vote ‘No’ on Intrusive 21st Century Cures Act

12 Reasons for House Reps to Vote ‘No’ on Intrusive 21st Century Cures Act

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 urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote “no” on H.R. 6—the 21st Century Cures Act.

Excise 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.

SCOTUS 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.
 

King 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.

What 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.

Huge 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.