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Now Is the Time to Repeal

Now Is the Time to Repeal

ST. PAUL, Minn.—In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity earlier this week, Vice President- elect Mike Pence said that an Obamacare repeal-and-replace will be the “first thing out of the gate” once President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated and Congress returns in January. 

 

Trump’s Superb Choice for HHS Secretary

Trump’s Superb Choice for HHS Secretary

Trump picked a pro-life physician. Orthopedic surgeon Congressman Tom Price, M.D. will be the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. He’s been a member of the U.S. House for 12 years, where he chairs the House Budget Committee and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, including its Subcommittee on Health.

STOPPING OBAMACARE - Ten Executive Actions President Trump Could Take

STOPPING OBAMACARE - Ten Executive Actions President Trump Could Take

Until a “Repeal Obamacare” bill is signed, Obamacare can be disabled through executive and administrative powers. Here are 10 actions President Trump could take to stop the Affordable Care Act, reduce costs to taxpayers, send health care back to the States and restore health freedom to patients and doctors: 

 

Will a Trump Presidency Fulfill Obamacare ‘Repeal and Replace’ Promises?

Will a Trump Presidency Fulfill Obamacare ‘Repeal and Replace’ Promises?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health care was one of the major issues for this historic election, and the matter was undoubtedly considered as voters elected Donald Trump as the nation’s next president. Today, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is releasing the following statement. 

 

MNs Slapped with 50-67% Health Care Premium Increases! What Can They Do?

MNs Slapped with 50-67% Health Care Premium Increases! What Can They Do?
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Americans are bracing themselves for double-digit health insurance premium increases to be announced any day. In Minnesota, extreme hikes have already become reality.  According to ConsumerAffairs.com, “the hikes in health plan premiums are breathtaking.”

Is Trump Proposing Price Controls?

Is Trump Proposing Price Controls?

Have you read Donald Trump’s health care plan? At first glance, there’s nothing unique about his plan. The first six points look like he picked off standard GOP health care talking points without much creative thought. Interestingly, it sounds like he has no idea we already have the Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) he’s proposing.
 

CCHF Comment: “Substantiation Requirement for Certain Contributions” Proposed Rule

CCHF Comment: “Substantiation Requirement for Certain Contributions”  Proposed Rule
PUBLIC COMMENT SUBMITTED: CCHF opposes the "Substantiaton Requirement for Certain Contributions" Proposed Rule.  The proposed rule threatens the privacy rights of individuals, as well as the constitutional rights of individuals to freedom of speech and freedom of association.  This proposed rule is a step toward the expansion of government and a threat to individual rights and the vitality of the private non-profit sector.

Do Not Cave on Obamacare

Do Not Cave on Obamacare

The fear is palpable. It seems many Republicans and conservatives are afraid of winning the King vs. Burwell ACA subsidy care against the Obama administration. I overheard someone saying it might even be better to lose! Not true. If bureaucrats can make the law say whatever they want it to say, we are in deep trouble. 

Using Children to Federalize Health Care?

Using Children to Federalize Health Care?

Beware the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2014. Proponents say the ACE Kids Act (H.R. 4930) will improve coordination of care for children with complex conditions on state government programs. Sponsored by Congressman Joe Barton (R- Texas), it has 48 Republican and 56 Democrat co-sponsors.

The BOLD Republican Plan for Health Care

The BOLD Republican Plan for Health Care

I’m not going to talk about Obama’s SOTU… except to say that I feel like I did the last time he had to get up and try to sell Obamacare to the nation: he doesn’t want to do it; he feels it’s beneath him; it’s four years after Obamacare and he’s perturbed that he still has to be marketing the law in a speech. So his comments lack passion.