Patient Care

Health Plans Owning Doctors Is a Conflict of Interest—and Patients Pay the Price

Health Plans Owning Doctors Is a Conflict of Interest—and Patients Pay the Price

ST. PAUL, Minn.—What happens when a health plan purchases, runs or otherwise engages in the everyday operations of a hospital or clinic? It introduces a troubling conflict of interest between patients and their doctors, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF).

When Trusted Physicians Are Cut Out of Patient Care Decisions

When Trusted Physicians Are Cut Out of Patient Care Decisions

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A significant court case this spring highlighted yet another emerging problem in today’s medical care climate—when hospitals limit who can admit patients. And it has come with deadly results in at least one instance, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF).

Three Years Later, ‘The Wedge’ Gives Patients & Docs a Pathway to Health Freedom

Three Years Later, ‘The Wedge’ Gives Patients & Docs a Pathway to Health Freedom

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Three years ago, as the medical treatment system grew ever-more bureaucratic and less patient-centered, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.orglaunched an initiative to call physicians and other practitioners back to freedom and give patients a way to find these affordable practitioners.

House Vote to Support a National Patient ID would be the End of Privacy

House Vote to Support a National Patient ID would be the End of Privacy

ST. PAUL, Minn.— In an amendment Wednesday night to H.R. 2740, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to eliminate the longstanding prohibition against funding a national patient ID, essentially a national tracking number to link all medical records together, requiring the ID for access to care (“no card, no care”). A stalwart advocate for patient privacy, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is deeply concerned about this reality.   

Burdensome Regulations Pushing Doctors Out of Medicine

Burdensome Regulations Pushing Doctors Out of Medicine

According to a recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the nation may face a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032, Healthcare Dive has reported.

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ a Finalist for Two Midwest Book Awards

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ a Finalist for Two Midwest Book Awards

ST. PAUL, Minn.Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records,” written by Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) president and co-founder Twila Brase, RN, PHN, is a finalist for two separate Midwest Book Awards. UPDATE: On May 4, the book WON the "Social Issues/Political Issues/Culture" category!

 

Burdensome Regulations Are Pushing Doctors Out of Medicine

Burdensome Regulations Are Pushing Doctors Out of Medicine

ST. PAUL, Minn.—According to a new study from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the nation may face a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032, Healthcare Dive has reported. 

In part, the article blames the shortage on the “graying” of America, as both medical professionals and patients age, stating that “one-third of active doctors will be older than 65 within the next decade.” 

Defending the Strongest Patient Privacy Law in America

Defending the Strongest Patient Privacy Law in America

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 22: Issue 1: 1st Quarter 2019 

MN Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy

MN Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy

Watch the video of the MN Senate committee stopping patient consent repeal.  CCHF fought hard to stop SF 1575 (Sen. Eric Pratt, R-Prior Lake) - a bill to remove patient consent requirements in the Minnesota Health Records Act.

CCHF to HHS OCR: Restore Pre-HIPAA Patient Privacy and Consent Rights

CCHF to HHS OCR: Restore Pre-HIPAA Patient Privacy and Consent Rights

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a Request for Information (RFI) on “Modifying HIPAA Rules To Improve Coordinated Care,” and Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) took the opportunity to share its concerns and ideas before the OCR issues a proposed rule to change the HIPAA rule.