Free-Market Health Care

Non-Coercive Patient Consent Required

Non-Coercive Patient Consent Required

Because HIPAA does not adequately protect patient privacy and consent, or control over private health information, but allows stronger state privacy laws, state legislators should consider passing patient consent requirements for sharing protected health information, and prohibiting a provider from refusing to treat a patient who exercises their right to not share information or to modify consent forms to limit data-sharing.

Direct Primary Care (DPC)

Direct Primary Care (DPC)

State Legislators across the nation have passed various legislation to protect Direct Primary Care (DPC). Model legislation includes clarification that DPC is not insurance and thus cannot be regulated like insurance. Care should be taken not to issue prescriptive guidelines or requirements for DPC practices that counter these legislative protections.

 

Exchange Prohibited

Exchange Prohibited

State legislators, individuals are organizations can use this proposed legislation as a template for writing their own legislation to prohibit the implementation of a state-run, federally-run, or federally-facilitated health insurance exchange, as defined in sections 1311 and 1321 of Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Laws 111-148 and 111-152). NOTE: The federal law does not require states to implement an exchange, and cannot force state legislatures to build a state-run exchange (unconstitutional commandeering), join in a federally-facilitated exchange (federally-run exchange with facade of state control), or share state data on individuals to allow the operation of a Federal Exchange run by HHS. 

Making Progress at the Highest Level

Making Progress at the Highest Level

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 22: Issue 3: 3rd Quarter 2019 

RFI - Patient Care Over Paperwork

RFI - Patient Care Over Paperwork

RFI - Patient Care Over Paperwork, submitted August 12, 2019: At the end of the day, we submit that your focus should be this: Give Doctors a Reason to Stay.

Trump’s Drug Importation Plan Doesn’t Address Real Reason for High Drug Prices

Trump’s Drug Importation Plan Doesn’t Address Real Reason for High Drug Prices

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it would publish a “Safe Importation Action Plan” outlining a pathway for the “safe importation of certain drugs originally intended for foreign markets.”

Finding Common Ground Leads to Major Victories

Finding Common Ground Leads to Major Victories

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 22: Issue 2: 2nd Quarter 2019 

2019 CCHF Fundraising Celebration Dinner!

2019 CCHF Fundraising Celebration Dinner!

CCHF's 2019 Annual Fundraising Celebration Dinner, "Stopping Single-Payer: Lessons from Canada,"  was a great success! Thank you for coming -- we greatly appreciate your support. See you next year!

CCHF Joins Association of American Physicians & Surgeons to File Amicus Brief in Landmark Obamacare Case

CCHF Joins Association of American Physicians & Surgeons to File Amicus Brief in Landmark Obamacare Case

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A Texas federal district judge’s December ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional gave states an opportunity to break free from federal controls over care and coverage, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF)

‘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!