Health Care Reform - Obamacare

The First Shoe Drops:  
UnitedHealth Group Considers Obamacare Exit

The First Shoe Drops:  
UnitedHealth Group Considers Obamacare Exit

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Just a few hours ago, news broke that UnitedHealth Group, one of the country’s largest health insurers, may cease offering coverage through Obamacare exchanges - a move that could have far-reaching effects on the already faltering government health care system.

 

Three Legal Alternatives

Three Legal Alternatives

Twila Brase, patient advocate and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, says there are better, smarter—and perfectly legal—alternatives to enrolling in Obamacare. Brase offers these three legal alternatives to enrolling in Obamacare:

 

 

Carly Got it Backwards

Carly Got it Backwards

Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, had great things to say about free markets in health care at the recent November GOP debate, until this:

CCHF Comment: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities; Proposed Rule

CCHF Comment: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities; Proposed Rule

PUBLIC COMMENT SUBMITTED: CCHF opposes the “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities; Proposed Rule." "Despite the subjectivity of the proposed “internal sense of gender” definition -- and no statutory authority to back up the imposition of an unnatural definition of ‘sex’ and sure-to-be-controversial nondiscrimination prohibitions – HHS proposes to potentially force physicians … "

Refuse to Enroll


Refuse to Enroll


ST. PAUL, Minn.—For more than five years, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) has been urging Americans to “refuse to enroll” in Obamacare.

 

Scary Business

Scary Business

On Friday, the Obama administration published a final rule on physician payment for 2016. The 1,358-page Medicare rule, with the names of 28 bureaucrats you can contact with questions, makes changes to physician payment and Medicare Part B. A similar rule will be issued next year for 2017 and likely every year after.  Who has time to read these??

Will the Affordable Care Act Be Glossed Over Again at Wednesday’s GOP Debate?

Will the Affordable Care Act Be Glossed Over Again at Wednesday’s GOP Debate?
ST. PAUL, Minn. - With popularity numbers still bouncing between candidates, and with presidential hopefuls like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal offering their own “repeal-and-replace” plans, health care experts and concerned Americans alike are wondering how much the Affordable Care Act will come into play at Wednesday’s GOP debate at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

 

Stacking the Deck Against Patients

Stacking the Deck Against Patients

ST. PAUL, Minn.—There’s trouble ahead for doctors and patients, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a patient-centered national health freedom organization based in St. Paul, Minn., existing to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights.

Stacking the Deck Against Patients

Stacking the Deck Against Patients

There’s trouble ahead for doctors and patients. Last Friday, the eleven members of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee were announced. It includes seven physicians to advise HHS on how to pay doctors differently. Republicans established the committee in the “Doc Fix” bill (MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015), which President Obama happily signed because it expanded Obamacare controls.

With Huge Obamacare Increases, Some Say Subsidies Will Provide ‘Savings’ - But Higher Costs Shifted to Americans in Fees and Taxes

With Huge Obamacare Increases, Some Say Subsidies Will Provide ‘Savings’ - But Higher Costs Shifted to Americans in Fees and Taxes

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Health insurance customers in many states will see major increases in 2016 -some by double-digit percentages - according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. And what’s the advice many are receiving to combat these increases? Just take advantage of Obamacare subsidies, the Advanced Premium Tax Credit, to reduce the premiums.