Health Care Reform - Obamacare

CCHF Commends States that Refuse Health Exchanges

CCHF Commends States that Refuse Health Exchanges

“These state exchanges are really the crux of the Affordable Care Act,” said Brase. “It is mandated that each one be connected to the larger, nationwide exchange and enable sharing of information on a national level with multiple government agencies and entities that have no place in what goes on between a person and his or her doctor. By refusing to implement an exchange, states protect the doctor patient relationship and keep care where it belongs, while preventing an extremely costly and ineffective system from moving forward.”

SCOTUS RULING - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Care

SCOTUS RULING - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Care

Twenty-six States, serveral individuals, and the National Federation of Independent Business brought suit in Federal District Court, challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion. The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld the Medicaid expansion as a valid exercise of Congress's spending power, but concluded that Congress lacked authority to enact the individual mandate. Finding the mandate severable from the Act's other provisions, the Eleventh Circuit left the rest of the Act intact.... judgement is affirmed in part and reversed in part. 

SCOTUS RULING - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Care

SCOTUS RULING - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Care

 

 

 

 

Twenty-six States, serveral individuals, and the National Federation of Independent Business brought suit in Federal District Court, challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion. The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld the Medicaid expansion as a valid exercise of Congress's spending power, but concluded that Congress lacked authority to enact the individual mandate. Finding the mandate severable from the Act's other provisions, the Eleventh Circuit left the rest of the Act intact.... judgement is affirmed in part and reversed in part. 

CCHF Implores States to Resist Healthcare Exchanges

CCHF Implores States to Resist Healthcare Exchanges

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Supreme Court of the United States today took the weakest option available with regard to the ACA: ruling the individual mandate constitutional while providing a loophole for states to opt out of the Medicaid expansion if they so choose. According to the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), states can and should resist implementation of the government health exchanges that are the keystone of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

CCHF Denounces Current Push to Implement Unique Patient ID

CCHF Denounces Current Push to Implement Unique Patient ID

ST. PAUL Minn. – The 1996 passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) entailed a hotly contested mandate to issue each and every American a Unique Patient Identifier, or UPI, number. The new form of medical identification would identify every patient, link their medical records, and allow for broad sharing, monitoring research, and analysis of the American public through the Nationwide Health Information Network, or NHIN. Public outcry against the UPI forced Congress to prohibit funding for the card, in order to stop its implementation.

Medicare Bankruptcy in (10 years); Obama Plans to Cut Medicare Advantage Program

Medicare Bankruptcy in (10 years); Obama Plans to Cut Medicare Advantage Program
The report recently made headlines as it estimated that Medicare would be bankrupt by the year 2024, but could be out of money as early as 2017—just five years from now—if expenses run high.

 

Twila, Davis, & Emmer - Gov. Dayton Tries to Impose Obama's "Exchange"

Twila, Davis, & Emmer - Gov. Dayton Tries to Impose Obama's 'Exchange'
Twila Brase was on NewsTalk Radio with Emmer and Davis May 2, 2012. They talked about Governor Dayton trying to impose Obama's health care "takeover center" (exchange) without legislative authority.

17 Trillion Reasons to Repeal Obamacare

17 Trillion Reasons to Repeal Obamacare
St. Paul, Minn.—As if Obamacare opponents didn’t have enough cause to fight to repeal the federal health care law, three new billion-dollar financial reasons emerged this week, further proving that the government health reform law will be detrimental for the country.

Twila Brase on Fox Business

Twila Brase on Fox Business
Health Care Law Will Add $340 Billion To The Deficit

Standardized Care Hurts Patient Experience - New Study

Standardized Care Hurts Patient Experience -  New Study
St. Paul, Minn.—Which is more important? Standardizing care or ensuring a positive patient experience?
 
To patient advocate Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a patient-centered national health policy organization based in St. Paul, Minn., there shouldn’t be a trade-off. But new research shows that hospitals that adopt strategies to meet government requirements see a decline in the quality of individual patient experiences.