NewPetition to Trump: Allow Seniors to Opt Out of Medicare w/o Losing Social Security

Petition to Trump:  Allow Seniors to Opt Out of Medicare w/o Losing Social Security

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) and other respected health organizations are urging President Donald Trump to allow senior citizens to voluntarily opt out of Medicare—without losing their Social Security benefits. 

Are Medicare Advantage Health Plans Committing Fraud?

Are Medicare Advantage Health Plans Committing Fraud?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is now in full swing, but few may realize that Medicare is in an open enrollment period of its own.

Does Your Candidate Support Freedom or Socialized Medicine?

Does Your Candidate Support Freedom or Socialized Medicine?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The majority of voters will have health care on their minds when they vote next Tuesday. With health care a crucial election matter, CCHF wants to make sure Americans are informed about what support for a mandate to cover uninsurable, pre-existing conditions means for the future of health care costs, access and quality.

HIPAA Is the ‘Biggest Breach of All’

HIPAA Is the ‘Biggest Breach of All’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Anthem’s massive 2015 cyberattack is costing the nation’s second-largest health insurer a record $16 million. That’s the equally massive amount the company will pay to settle any potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, the Chicago Sun Times reported last week. 

 

Don’t Enroll in Obamacare—There Are Better Ways

Don’t Enroll in Obamacare—There Are Better Ways

ST. PAUL, Minn.—As Americans wait for Texas federal Judge Reed O’Connor to rule on the latest Obamacare case brought by 20 state attorneys general, the American public faces another open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

Creating National Biometric System for Patient Matching Will Threaten Privacy and Security

Creating National Biometric System for Patient Matching Will Threaten Privacy and Security

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Pew Research Center last week released a new public opinion report on “patient matching,” a term which is simply a less-offensive moniker for “national patient ID,” says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF).

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Highlights Privacy Concerns Within Opioid Bill

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Highlights Privacy Concerns Within Opioid Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Congress is poised to pass an extensive opioid bill that thus far has had bipartisan cooperation, but Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has concerns about some of the patient privacy issues within the bill. 

America’s Doctors: ‘This Is Not What We Signed Up For’

America’s Doctors: ‘This Is Not What We Signed Up For’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The practice of medicine has become frustrating and painful, thanks to Congress forcing government-mandated electronic health records (EHRs) on doctors. 

Patients—and Their Prescriptions—Are Tracked

Patients—and Their Prescriptions—Are Tracked

ST. PAUL, Minn.—It’s bad enough that Congress and the Obama administration forced government-mandated electronic health records (EHRs) on physicians and patients around the country. But the government also said EHRs had to be used “meaningfully”—which is to say, the way federal officials declare they must be used.

CCHF Event Shines Light on Affordable Free-Market Medicine for Patients and Doctors

CCHF Event Shines Light on Affordable  Free-Market Medicine for Patients and Doctors

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Later this month, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) will showcase a champion for free-market medicine at its annual dinner and fundraising event in Minneapolis.