Health Care Reform - Obamacare

Mehri & Skalet letter on cost of state and federal exchanges May 7, 2014

 

On May 1, HHS released a report on the number of people enrolling in the Exchanges during the first open enrollment period, which ended March 31, 2014.1 HHS has also published data on the amount that has been spent on establishing Exchanges: both grants HHS has made to states--both to those that have established their own Exchanges and those that have not--and funds HHS has used to establish the federally-run Exchange.

Insurance Company ‘Hush Money’ Hides Real Obamacare Costs

Insurance Company ‘Hush Money’ Hides Real Obamacare Costs

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Just months before health plans are required to announce their premiums for 2015, the Obama Administration is offering them billions in taxpayer dollars to keep up the illusion that the Affordable Care Act is affordable.

Good Intentions Can Be Dangerous

Good Intentions Can Be Dangerous

Outsiders want to tie your doctor’s hands using data. A new report says health care price transparency is urgently needed to reduce health care spending. Their intention seems good, however, the data is primarily for employers, doctors, health plans and policymakers to use to restrict your health care access and choice.

Speak Out Against the Government’s Biosurveillance Plan for Warehousing Americans’ Health Information

Speak Out Against the Government’s Biosurveillance Plan for Warehousing Americans’ Health Information

It seems that every American is trackable in today’s hyper-technical society—via our cell phones and tablets, by purchases we make and through web sites we visit.

But the government is planning a new way to keep tabs on all Americans—through a sneaky biosurveillance plan that will track American’s health records.
 

Florida, et al., v. US Department of Health and Human Services et al

Florida, et al., v. US Department of Health and Human Services et al

 

BRIEF OF ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, INDIVIDUAL PHYSICIANS and CITIZENS’ COUNCIL FOR HEALTH FREEDOM AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS

Government Biosurveillance Plan Proposes Warehousing Americans’ Health Information

Government Biosurveillance Plan Proposes Warehousing Americans’ Health Information

We’ve all heard talk of NSA surveillance, but there’s another surveillance that aims to track American’s health records. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is alerting Americans about the Obama Administration’s frightening biosurveillance (BSV) initiative, which would gather and analyze detailed health information that should be private and protected.

23 Scary Words in Obamacare

23 Scary Words in Obamacare

Will your doctor be blacklisted? There are 23 words in Obamacare that haven’t gotten much attention -- but should scare every doctor and every patient.

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Tells ‘HIPAA Hurt Me’ Stories to Unveil the Dangers of Coercive ‘Privacy’ Form

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Tells ‘HIPAA Hurt Me’ Stories to Unveil the Dangers of Coercive ‘Privacy’ Form

If there’s one myth about patient privacy that Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) wants to dispel, it’s that HIPAA protects patients.

Exactly the opposite is true, says CCHF, a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights.
 

10 Year Anniversary of National Health Information Technology Office Marks 10 Years of Violating Patient Privacy and Compromising Care

10 Year Anniversary of National Health Information Technology Office Marks 10 Years of  Violating Patient Privacy and Compromising Care

Ten years ago, on April 27, 2004, President George W. Bush issued an executive order to begin computerizing Americans’ medical records without patient consent. His order to set up the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology was a push toward an interoperable, online-accessible national medical records system. Five years later, President Obama and Congress made the Office permanent through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Obama's Tall Tales on Obamacare

Obama's Tall Tales on Obamacare

On April 17, he held a press conference to gloat. Here are a few of Obama’s comments that illuminate his frame of mind -- and his penchant for tall tales and propaganda:

I know every American isn’t going to agree with this law. But I think we can agree that it’s well past time to move on as a country…The point is the repeal debate is and should be over. The Affordable Care Act is working.