Patient Care

A Legislative Session to Remember

A Legislative Session to Remember

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 23: Issue2: 2nd Quarter 2020 

Doctors Hampered from Saving Patients by Imposed Standard of Care Protocols

Doctors Hampered from Saving Patients by Imposed Standard of Care Protocols

ST. PAUL, Minn. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) resonates with the complaints of physicians frustrated in their care of COVID-19 patients by ‘evidence-based medicine’ and various bureaucratic restraints imposed by outside third-parties.

Minnesotans Petition Governor Walz to STOP State Health Surveillance System

Minnesotans Petition Governor Walz to STOP State Health Surveillance System

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) sent a letter and more than 1,500 signatures on a petition to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz regarding the Minnesota Department of Health’s unprecedented Notification Letter, which requires all hospitals in Minnesota to submit detailed Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) data on all hospitalized patients to the government—with or without a COVID-19 diagnosis.

MN Health Dept. Illegally Demands Data on Every Hospitalized Patient

MN Health Dept. Illegally Demands Data on Every Hospitalized Patient

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is challenging the Minnesota Department of Health’s unprecedented Notification Letter requiring all hospitals in Minnesota to submit Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) data on all hospitalized patients to the government—with or without a COVID-19 diagnosis.

Minnesota’s COVID-19 Graphs Are Misleading

Minnesota’s COVID-19 Graphs Are Misleading

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) discovered that a graph, which was produced by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and shown during a public press conference on April 8 by Governor Tim Walz, is misleading. This graph (and subsequent updated graphs) compares confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota to cases in 16 other states, painting a more dire picture than the data used would indicate. 

24/7 Online Toolkit for Patients During COVID-19

24/7 Online Toolkit for Patients During COVID-19

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has added a new coronavirus information ‘drawer’ to its online, patient-centered initiative, Patient Toolbox (PatientToolbox.org).

COVID-19 and the Impact of ACA Consolidation

COVID-19 and the Impact of ACA Consolidation

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With coronavirus spreading nationwide, the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) wants to remind Americans how ten years of the Affordable Care Act have created barriers and regulations that reduce patient access to care, not only during a nationwide public health crisis but every day of the year.

Congress Shouldn't Take Advantage of COVID-19 to Impose Price Controls on Doctors

Congress Shouldn't Take Advantage of COVID-19 to Impose Price Controls on Doctors

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) opposes any last-minute attempt by the U.S. Senate HELP committee, as reported by Modern Healthcare, to use COVID-19 legislation to impose price controls on physicians as a way of solving surprise medical bills.

Twila Brase to Speak at AMAC-Sponsored Event in Florida on February 28th

Twila Brase to Speak at AMAC-Sponsored Event in Florida on February 28th

Attention all Floridians!  AMAC presents Twila Brase, President and Co-founder of CCHF:  "Coverage Does NOT Guarantee Access to Care".   Friday, Feburary 28th, 3:00pm | Lady Lake Public Library

Letter to CMS Opposing Proposed Rule to the Stark Law (Physician Self-Referrals)

Letter to CMS Opposing Proposed Rule to the Stark Law (Physician Self-Referrals)

The proposed rule “proposes exceptions to the physician self-referral law for certain value-based compensation arrangements between or among physicians, providers, and suppliers.” Our organization does not support value-based payment systems, which are anti-ethical to free-markets, competition, medical ethics, and the critically-important confidential patient-doctor relationships.