ST. PAUL, Minn.—California and Pennsylvania might not share weather forecasts or political views, but these two states at opposite ends of the country have something in common. Both recently released information about skyrocketing Obamacare premiums, further evidence that the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable for most Americans.
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a national patient-centered health freedom organization based in St. Paul, Minn., believes that the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is gathering information from insurers, hospitals and others to convince state legislators to repeal Minnesota’s strongest-in-the-nation medical privacy law.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Viewers around the nation will watch tonight’s first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with rapt attention. Though Americans may tune in for different reasons—the economy, national security, religious liberties—patient advocates at one health freedom organization will be watching with a singular subject in mind.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Hillary Clinton’s camp has been dogged by her health concerns, especially after a “medical incident” that caused her to leave the 9/11 memorial service in New York City early and recover at her daughter’s apartment. After the sidewalk video seen ‘round the world,’ Clinton’s campaign team did release more information about the treatment of her recent bout with pneumonia.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—The far-reaching and heated debate over the $600 EpiPen has created a national conversation about ridiculously high—and skyrocketing even higher—drug prices. And now two lawsuits have been filed.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Around the nation, tucked in small towns and across big cities, physicians have said ‘no’ to insurance contracts and government regulations that tie their hands, and have instead said ‘yes’ to caring for their patients in a trusted, confidential personal relationship.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health plan companies left and right are seriously questioning their involvement in Obamacare or dropping out altogether. And these are heavy hitters—UnitedHealthcare, Humana, Aetna and some Blue Cross Blue Shield companies. Cooperatives established under the law are collapsing as well. Just seven of the 23 remain.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Insurance isn’t what it used to be, nor does it fill the gaps it once did. Today, more patients are paying more out-of-pocket for their health care.