Health Care Reform - Obamacare

CCHF Comments on CMS Request for Information - Innovation Center New Direction

CCHF Comments on CMS Request for Information - Innovation Center New Direction

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), a national grassroots organization representing patients, physicians and other freedom-minded practitioners nationwide submits the comments below in response the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Request for Information on a proposed new direction for the Innovation Center. CMS is seeking input on ways it can reduce fraud, waste, and abuse and improve program integrity.

 

With Legislation Pending, Congress Must Not Authorize Appropriations for CSR Payments

With Legislation Pending, Congress Must Not Authorize Appropriations for CSR Payments

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The U.S. Senate has written a repeal of the Affordable Care Act individual mandate into its version of the impending tax bill, which is good news for many Obamacare opponents. But at the same time, the Senate announced it will bring the Obamacare “stability” legislation written by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to the floor for a vote.

CSR Subsidies A “Solution” in Search of a Problem and the Costly Danger of Double-Dipping

CSR Subsidies A “Solution” in Search of a Problem and the Costly Danger of Double-Dipping

On October 12, 2017, President Trump announced the immediate termination of Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments. The White House stated, “Based on guidance from the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under Obamacare. In light of this analysis, the Government cannot lawfully make the cost-sharing payments.” 

 

With Open Enrollment Underway, CCHF Urges Americans to ‘Refuse to Enroll’ in Obamacare

With Open Enrollment Underway, CCHF Urges Americans to ‘Refuse to Enroll’ in Obamacare

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act is now underway—and continuing through Dec. 15—and Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is educating Americans about three legal ways they can avoid becoming a victim to the skyrocketing premiums, high deductibles and compromised care of Obamacare.

Working in Washington This Week

Working in Washington This Week

The National Physician Council of Health Care Policy, led by Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) and California physician Marcy Zwelling, MD met November 4-6 in Washington, D.C. At the invitation of Dr. Zwelling, CCHF president Twila Brase gave a presentation on privacy: “Patient Privacy, Where Art Thou?” 

What Every Patient Should Know About Privacy

What Every Patient Should Know About Privacy

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) president and co-founder Twila Brase was a featured speaker yesterday at the National Physicians Council for Healthcare Policy meeting in Washington, D.C., asking the important and timely question, “Patient Privacy: Where Art Thou?”

Fun & Fundraising with Fox News’ Pete Hegseth!

Fun & Fundraising with Fox News’ Pete Hegseth!

Last night, CCHF’s 2017 fundraising dinner was packed with individuals who heard a message of hope for the future of health freedom from CCHF president Twila Brase and Fox News’ Pete Hegseth. One audience member later said what she loved the most was the optimism!

What Should Be Important to the Next HHS Secretary?

What Should Be Important to the Next HHS Secretary?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—After the resignation of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering for the post pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar, who worked at HHS under George W. Bush before joining drug maker Eli Lilly, according to Politico.

President Trump’s Health Care EO Full of ‘Potential’ Commitments and Suggestions to ‘Consider’

President Trump’s Health Care EO Full of ‘Potential’ Commitments and Suggestions to ‘Consider’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday that, according to the White House, seeks to “improve access, increase choices and lower costs for health care.”

President Trump, Here’s What Your Executive Order on Health Care Should Say…

President Trump, Here’s What Your Executive Order on Health Care Should Say…

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Frustrated with Congress’s inaction on health care reform and multiple failed attempts at an Affordable Care Act repeal, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today that will ease rules for businesses banding together to purchase health insurance and lift limits on short-term health insurance plans, along with other important changes, reports The Hill.