Health Care Reform - Obamacare

Trump Administration Cuts National Guidelines Clearinghouse

Trump Administration Cuts National Guidelines Clearinghouse

ST. PAUL, Minn.In a bold move, the Trump administration has defunded the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC). Effective July 16, the clearinghouse will no longer house the repository of “guidelines” that are often used to direct physicians on the care of their patients

3 Privacy Concerns Patients May Not Know About

3 Privacy Concerns Patients May Not Know About

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is alerting Americans to three privacy issues they may not know anything about.

CCHF president and co-founder Twila Brase says these three health care news items are just a sampling of the many ways the government and the health care industry are attempting to use patient data—often without consent—for their own gain.

Groundbreaking New Book on the Dangers of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Groundbreaking New Book on the Dangers of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

 

ST. PAUL, Minn.—If you’ve ever been in the doctor’s office and the clinician isn’t looking you in the eye—but at a computer screen instead—you know how electronic health records (EHRs) have impacted the medical industry.

But this lack of patient-doctor interaction due to EHRs is just the tip of the iceberg.  

 

 

Don't Call it "Health Care"

Don't Call it 'Health Care'

Words shape thinking. Consider how often people say, “I get my health care at work.”I know what they mean but it’s not true. 

You see . . . there’s no such thing as “health care.” 

CMS Plan for ‘Direct Primary Contractors’ Will Confuse Public / Compromise DPC Clinics

CMS Plan for ‘Direct Primary Contractors’ Will Confuse Public / Compromise DPC Clinics

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Patient privacy advocate Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has spoken out about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) potential plan to wrap direct primary care contracting (DPC) clinics back into the government.

CCHF Invited to the White House

CCHF Invited to the White House

An invitation to the White House came last week.I accepted. On May 11, President Trump made an announcement in the Rose Garden about lowering drug prices. Here’s a short play by play for you, our supporters, the people who keep our organization on the front lines and operating on behalf of your health freedom every day.

CCHF Public Comments on CMS-9924-P [short-term, limited duration insurance]

CCHF Public Comments on CMS-9924-P [short-term, limited duration insurance]

We support the Trump administration’s attempt to restore freedom and affordability for care and coverage while we await either full repeal of the ACA or the development and growth of care and coverage options that are beyond the reach of the ACA and its rules, regulations, restrictions and costly requirements.

 

Americans Are Confused About Obamacare

Americans Are Confused About Obamacare
A majority of Americans are confused about Obamacare. Findings from a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) survey of 2,534 people in the non-group (individual) market include:
 
1)Fifty-three percent (53%) think Obamacare exchanges are collapsing. It’s not yet true, however 64% of Republicans and 49% of Democrats believe it.

Tax Time = Time to Opt-Out of Obamacare

Tax Time = Time to Opt-Out of Obamacare

ST. PAUL, Minn.—As we begin the month of April, many Americans begrudgingly work to finish preparing their tax returns for the 2017 year. For many, because Obamacare penalties are not zeroed out until 2019, there’s special attention directed towards the Affordable Care Act and the tax penalties associated with going uninsured.

Stop Corporate Version of Single-Payer

Stop Corporate Version of Single-Payer

Republicans have a plan to save Obamacare. They have proposed a $60 billion payout for managed care corporations (“health plans”). The proposal includes $30 billion in reinsurance funds (transfer risk-bearing responsibility to taxpayers) and $30-$35 billion in cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies, often called bailouts. That said, it now appears the payout may have been stripped from the must-pass (by Saturday) spending bill to be issued today.