NewCheckboxes, Ebola, and Embedding the EHR

Checkboxes, Ebola, and Embedding the EHR

Should the EHR be blamed? After a Texas hospital let Liberian Thomas Duncan go home (with Ebola), hospital officials blamed the electronic health record (EHR). A day later, they retracted their statement -- without explanation.

NewBetween a Rock…and a Readmission

Between a Rock…and a Readmission

We’re in a hard place. Last year, Obamacare initiated a program to reduce so-called “excess readmissions” in hospitals. Section 3025 requires all hospitals subject to the policy to pay a penalty, called a “payment adjustment,” up to 3% if they readmit too many Medicare patients within 30 days of discharge.

NewAre You Ready for Ebola?

Are You Ready for Ebola?

Ebola has officially arrived in the United States. An infected man traveling from Liberia was diagnosed in Texas. A person close to him may also be infected. Officials assure the American public that Ebola is not easily spread; that it requires close contact with bodily fluids. They say the disease is contained to the man’s family and close friends. They are monitoring 12-18 people so far, including five children.

NewThere is Reason for Optimism

There is Reason for Optimism

The report is in. Our "Obamacare: Making Repeal a Reality" event got rave reviews. One attendee said it had a "great vibe." She described it as "fun and relaxed and important."

On September 11th, we not only raised funds for our 2015 efforts, we also celebrated CCHF's 20th anniversary with Fox New All-Star Stephen Hayes as keynote speaker. Sprinkling humor throughout his presentation, he shared important insights.

NewDon’t Drink the EHR Kool-Aid

Don’t Drink the EHR Kool-Aid

The Obama administration needs you to believe a lie. They have already spent nearly $25 billion of the $36 million in taxpayer dollars allotted to move Americans from the security of paper medical records to the insecurity and government surveillance and intrusions of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs).

NewHow Obama Will Control Doctors

How Obama Will Control Doctors

Electronic health records (EHRs) are the foundation of Obamacare. The 2009 HITECH Act (part of the Recovery Act, or ARRA) mandated government-certified interoperable EHRs and provided up to $36.5 billion to subsidize the cost of initial computerization. Already $24.8 million has been spent.

NewObamacare on a Stick?

Obamacare on a Stick?

At the Minnesota State Fair almost everything is served “on a stick.” Walking around last week, I found deep fried Snickers on a stick, walleye on a stick, alligator on a stick, meatballs on a stick, hot dish on a stick, frozen chocolate-covered cheesecake on a stick, meatloaf on a stick, spaghetti on a stick, pork chop on a stick, breakfast on a stick, shrimp dogs on a stick, lobster on a stick, and key lime pie on a stick.

NewLet’s Stop Talking About Coverage

Let’s Stop Talking About Coverage

Coverage is a bad measure of American health care. The Left wins every time the Right discusses how many Americans are “covered.” Let’s talk about care. The Left wants universal coverage. But we want care for those in need. Coverage doesn’t guarantee care. In fact, the high-prices, regulations, and corporate controls of today’s “coverage” limit access to care.

NewTrapped in Medicare

Trapped in Medicare

A new federal document tells the sorry truth: if you drop Medicare Part A (to protect yourself from rationing, for instance), you’ll be stripped of your social security benefits and forced to reimburse the government.

NewCanary in the Healthcare Coal Mine

Canary in the Healthcare Coal Mine

Don’t miss what’s happening with vaccinations. Remember when health plans promised to maintain an enrollee’s health through prepaid coverage that included the full range of preventive care?