NewSafe Haven: How Mutual Aid Can Protect Families in Times of Trouble

Safe Haven: How Mutual Aid Can Protect Families in Times of Trouble

Safe Haven:

How Mutual Aid Can Protect Families in Times of Trouble

By Greg Scandlen

NewNewborn Blood Retention Policies 2014- 50 States

50-State Health Surveillance Report

50-State Health Surveillance Report

CCHF has release a new Policy Insights Report:  "Patient Privacy and Public Trust: How Health Surveillance Systems Are Undermining Both" Written by Twila Brase, President of CCHF, it reveals the scope and hidden nature of state government health surveillance systems. Using a variety of methods over eight years, CCHF gathered data from all 50 states and D.C. on four major government patient-tracking systems. This data has now been published by CCHF to alert the public to government surveillance and to urge state legislative action to protect individual privacy and consent rights.

NewHealth Insurance Exchanges - Top Ten Terribles

Health Insurance Exchanges - Top Ten Terribles

CCHF President, Twila Brase, shared these “Top Ten Terribles of Health Insurance Exchanges.”

Electronic Health Records – 10 Concerns

Electronic Health Records – 10 Concerns

Advocates claim federally certified electronic health records (EHRs) will transform health care delivery in America. However, concerns include:

1. Computerized medical records give government health officials easy access to private details of the confidential patient-doctor relationship...

ACA Health Insurance Exchanges – State Costs & Status

ACA Health Insurance Exchanges – State Costs & Status

New CCHF chart showing the annual operating costs each state would have to pay to manage a state-managed, state-funded federal exchange under Obamacare. If you have data or information you believe to be an update from the data on the chart, please feel free to send it to CCHF with the url citation.

NewList of 50 State Governors - November 2012

Use this list to contact your governor, asking him or her not to commit to any kind of Obamacare health insurance exchange. More information can be found here, including our 15 reasons to oppose the exchange.

NewPrivate Health Insurance Exchanges The Emerging Marketplace

Private Health Insurance Exchanges The Emerging Marketplace

While the federal government is spending many billions of dollars to set up state-run monopoly exchanges, we are seeing the growth of “private health insurance exchanges” to do what no state monopoly is capable of.

NewState Health Insurance Exchanges Will Impose Federal Control

State Health Insurance Exchanges Will Impose Federal Control

Some State legislators believe a federally-approved Exchange established by the State will be better than a federally- imposed Exchange established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). However, the federal law makes it clear that every Exchange must conform to federal requirements, including pending regulations. Thus, a “State Exchange” is actually an imposed Federal Exchange. Some might call it a "lobster trap" for States - once in, there's no getting out.

National Patient ID

National Patient ID

After a 1998 federal hearing caused a public outcry, Congress prohibited the use of federal dollars to create the unique patient identifier (UPI). However, the law has not been repealed, and in response to new 2009 federal funding to establish a nationwide health information network (NHIN), government agencies, corporations, organizations and the health IT industry have banded together anew to advance a national patient ID card.