The Wedge

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Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.orgunveiled The Wedge of Health Freedom,’ a new initiative that points to a better way of doing health care that will allow doctors and patients to renew a personal relationship, while saving money and protecting privacy of patient data at the same time:

www.jointhewedge.com

The creation of The Wedge of Health Freedom was a result of CCHF looking at the current state of health care: where high prices and government reporting are the norm; where one-size-fits-all treatments and narrow networks limit patient choices and tie doctors’ hands; where intrusive questionnaires and data-sharing without consent put patients’ privacy at risk; where an impersonal bureaucratic processes and managed care controls inhibit a true doctor-patient relationship and compromise care.

WATCH VIDEO: Saving on Healthcare by Ditching Insurance?

WATCH VIDEO:  Saving on Healthcare by Ditching Insurance?

CCHF president Twila Brase interviewed by Alpha News reporter Julia Erynn about The Wedge of Health Freedom. We invite citizens and patients to do THREE THINGS: 1) search THE WEDGE practice map for nearby "Wedge practices"; 2) use the SHARE button at THE WEDGE website to invite their doctors to become a Wedge practice; and 3) use the "stay updated" option on THE WEDGE website so we can share the latest Wedge news or related updates. We also invite doctors to join as a Wedge practice. All of these actions can be accomplished at: JointheWedge.com

A Map to Health Care Freedom

A Map to Health Care Freedom

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Around the nation, tucked in small towns and across big cities, physicians have said ‘no’ to insurance contracts and government regulations that tie their hands, and have instead said ‘yes’ to caring for their patients in a trusted, confidential personal relationship.

Is Obamacare “Collapse” Just a Ploy?

Is Obamacare “Collapse” Just a Ploy?

Is Obamacare failing? Some parts, like the 16 failed co-ops, are. But when it comes to health plans dropping out of Obamacare exchanges, it’s a legitimate question. HMOs have a disturbing history of dropping enrollees – until Congress meets their payment demands.

The Big Reveal

The Big Reveal

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health plan companies left and right are seriously questioning their involvement in Obamacare or dropping out altogether. And these are heavy hitters—UnitedHealthcare, Humana, Aetna and some Blue Cross Blue Shield companies. Cooperatives established under the law are collapsing as well. Just seven of the 23 remain.

Why We Launched the Wedge

Why We Launched the Wedge

The desperate sounds of Obamacare’s death spiral are reverberating through the White House. Obama’s legacy act is in deep, deep trouble.

Which Questions Should We Ask Presidential Candidates About Our Health Care?

Which Questions Should We Ask Presidential Candidates About Our Health Care?
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Both Republicans and Democrats have had their respective weeks to communicate their ideas to better the nation and sell voters on the qualifications of their candidates. Now, as millions of voters make decisions that will help them choose at the polls exactly 100 days from now, there are certain questions they must ask themselves about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Sounds of Silence at the RNC

Sounds of Silence at the RNC

Where was health care at the RNC? Mostly missing in action. But by day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Sen. Bernie Sanders, former President Bill Clinton, and former DNC chairman Howard Dean, M.D. had all championed the issue.

 

‘The Wedge of Health Freedom’ Eases the Burden on Patients’ Wallets

‘The Wedge of Health Freedom’ Eases the Burden on Patients’ Wallets

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Insurance isn’t what it used to be, nor does it fill the gaps it once did. Today, more patients are paying more out-of-pocket for their health care. 

 

A Better Way… Really!

A Better Way… Really!

We’ll soon know the GOP nominee for president. But until then, there is much to say this week, so let’s get to it.

Patient-Doctor Relationships Thrive Inside ‘The Wedge of Health Freedom’

Patient-Doctor Relationships Thrive Inside ‘The Wedge of Health Freedom’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Americans are waking up to a better way to experience excellence, economy and innovation in medicine.