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CCHF sends email invitations and notices for events and educational forums to those who request them. Such forums and events follow different formats and take place at various time during the year.

To receive notice of an upcoming forum or event, send a request to CCHF.

Electronic Health Records

NewCCHF Letter to US Senate Opposing National Patient ID

CCHF, along with 25 other individuals and organizations representing American citizens nationwide, sent a letter to Congressional leadership and Members of the Appropriations Committee February 10, 2022, to express strong opposition to ending the longstanding prohibition on funding and development for the controversial, and very troubling, federal Unique Patient Identifier (UPI). See the letter here.

Twila Brase joins host Dawn Richardson on ‘Advocacy Lifeline’ Episode 25: Why Keeping the Government Out of Your Medical Records Is Critical to Health Freedom

Twila Brase joins host Dawn Richardson to the podcast “Advocacy Lifeline” for a discussion on medical records and the government‘s role in accessing that private information. Who has access to this private health information, and what can they do with it? Why is the government looking at and controlling these records, and how are they doing so?

PUBLISHED: Minnesota House to put COVID patients under surveillance?

ALPHA NEWS, May 2, 2022: The government has essentially shut down early treatment options, and under th eproposed House bill, the government's focus remains fixated on tracking COVID patients instead of treating them.

Evidence-Based Medicine

Ivermectin Available Over-the-Counter

A bill that would make Ivermection available to all patients, providing easy access to life-saving medication when practice protocols or biased decision-making prevent physicians from prescribing ivermection (safe and effective for over 40 years) and prohibiting pharmacists from refusing to dispense a lawfully-written prescription.

Doctors Hampered from Saving Patients by Imposed Standard of Care Protocols

ST. PAUL, Minn. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) resonates with the complaints of physicians frustrated in their care of COVID-19 patients by ‘evidence-based medicine’ and various bureaucratic restraints imposed by outside third-parties.

Training New Doctors for the System

Medical schools are creating a new type of doctor. National Public Radio recently discussed medical training in the 21st century:

Free-Market Health Care

UrgentAnnouncing: New CCHF Logo!

CCHF is pleased to announce our new logo — a fresh image to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our organization. Look for the new logo to begin appearing on all our materials starting the week of January 23, 2023!

UrgentAnnouncing: New CCHF Promo Video

CCHF has released a new promo video that was recently shown at our September fundraising dinner. It was filmed last summer in Washingon, D.C. The video highlights the work of CCHF on a state and national level and includes the history of the organization with special emphasis on our most recent health freedom initiatives. We hope you enjoy watching and please be sure to share it with others. The video can be seen HERE

UrgentCCHF Releases ‘Health Care Sharing Comparison Chart’

More than 1 million Americans have found alternatives to rising health care costs through health care sharing ministries. In 2010, prior to health care sharing being authorized as an exemption to the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandate, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) issued a comprehensive report on this innovative, free-market coverage option. In anticipation of open enrollment, which begins on November 1, CCHF has updated its chart comparing the four largest health care sharing options. The chart is available here.

Genetics

Parents Win In Lawsuit Against Michigan Over Stolen Blood From Newborn Babies; No Consent Means It’s Unconstitutional

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In a landmark case, a Michigan law firm, Outside Legal Counselhas successfully sued the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In a major win for the rights of parents and against the government’s long-term storage of a child’s DNA, the court ruled that the state’s unconsented storage and research are unconstitutional

Contact Congress About 3 Critical Health Care Issues While They Are Home for Recess

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Even though Congress could be called back from the August recess to address gun measures after the devastating shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is urging state residents to contact their U.S. Senators and Representatives about three important health care issues.

5 Years Since MN Resumed Storing Baby DNA After Lawsuit Forced Them to Stop

ST. PAUL, Minn.—More than 15 years ago, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.orgdiscovered that the Minnesota Department of Health was storing and using Baby DNA—the genetic blueprints of its youngest citizens obtained through newborn screenings—without parental consent. 

Government Health Powers Act

UrgentCOVID-19 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

The COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide provides "Immediate Steps to Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19 and "Long Haul" Covid Disease." The Guide, which includes Quick-Action Summary and instructions for an Early Treatment Kit, will help you better understand this viral disease, find useful resources, make decisions about Covid prevention and treatment in a timely manner, and do everything you can to protect you and yours. More than 118,000 copies have been downloaded!

NewEARLY TREATMENT OPTIONS for COVID-19

It’s important to stop the viral replication stage of COVID-19, thereby avoiding the dangerous cytokine storm and the microthrombosis (mini-clots) stages. Here is a list of options for receiving early treatment, including ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), if an individual cannot find access to early treatment elsewhere. "Treat first. Test later. Don't wait for test results." "Delay is what's killing people." — Dr. Darrell DeMello, MD

NewHelpful COVID-19 Resources

Three resources for public access and assistance within the Coronavirus "drawer" of the CCHF Patient Toolbox. Use them as a resource on the vaccine, adverse reactions, early treatment options and legal assistance.

Government Programs

UrgentCOVID-19 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

The COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide provides "Immediate Steps to Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19 and "Long Haul" Covid Disease." The Guide, which includes Quick-Action Summary and instructions for an Early Treatment Kit, will help you better understand this viral disease, find useful resources, make decisions about Covid prevention and treatment in a timely manner, and do everything you can to protect you and yours. More than 118,000 copies have been downloaded!

NewCCHF: Supreme Court Wrong to Refuse 10-State Health Care Worker Vaccination Appeal

ST. PAUL, Minn. —  On Monday, October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court refused to take up the 10-state appeal against the Biden administration’s vaccination rule for health care workers in health care facilities that receive federal funds.

 

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NewCCHF Says, “End the Emergency Declarations and EUAs Since the Pandemic is Over”

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Reacting to President Biden’s statement that “the pandemic is over,” Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom releases the following statement from Twila Brase, CCHF’s president and co-founder: 

“President Biden said what we’ve all known is true for months. Government officials must take him at his word and end the emergency declarations..."

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Health Care Reform - Obamacare

OPPOSE Biden Health Care Anti-Discrimination Proposal 

The Biden administration has issued a proposed anti-discrimination health care rule to force doctors to provide “gender-affirming care” regardless of moral or medical objections. Every institution that receives federal dollars would be required to comply. No exemptions. The deadline for public comments is Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Make an official public comment: https://tinyurl.com/ycka42mw 

Tax-Penalty Prohibited for Failure to Buy Health Insurance

Although the mandate to purchase health insurance under Obamacare was ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court to be unconstitutional, Chief Justice ruled that the Congress could tax citizens for inactivity -- for failing to purchase government-approved health insurance. State legislatures should now stand up under their 10th Amendment States' Rights authority to prohibit the taxation of their citizens by the IRS for failure to buy health insurance. NOTE: the requirement to register one's health insurance status with the federal government annually will create a national database unlike any ever before created. Every citizen must register every year with the IRS, whether they pay taxes or not.

Exchange Prohibited

State legislators, individuals are organizations can use this proposed legislation as a template for writing their own legislation to prohibit the implementation of a state-run, federally-run, or federally-facilitated health insurance exchange, as defined in sections 1311 and 1321 of Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Laws 111-148 and 111-152). NOTE: The federal law does not require states to implement an exchange, and cannot force state legislatures to build a state-run exchange (unconstitutional commandeering), join in a federally-facilitated exchange (federally-run exchange with facade of state control), or share state data on individuals to allow the operation of a Federal Exchange run by HHS. 

Health Care Workforce

Right to Prescribe and Dispense Drugs for Off-Label Purposes without Retribution

A bill for an act relating to health; establishing protections for practitioners and pharmacists when prescribing or dispensing a prescription drug for an off-label use; proposing coding for new law in your state.

Burdensome Regulations Are Pushing Doctors Out of Medicine

ST. PAUL, Minn.—According to a new study from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the nation may face a shortage of nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032, Healthcare Dive has reported. 

In part, the article blames the shortage on the “graying” of America, as both medical professionals and patients age, stating that “one-third of active doctors will be older than 65 within the next decade.” 

Will Employers Choose Your Doctors?

It was a startling announcement. Twenty large companies have joined to start the Health Transformation Alliance. With approximately four million workers between them, they “plan to share information about members’ employee health spending and outcomes, with an eye toward using findings to change how they contract for care.”

Health Disparities

NewCCHF: Supreme Court Wrong to Refuse 10-State Health Care Worker Vaccination Appeal

ST. PAUL, Minn. —  On Monday, October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court refused to take up the 10-state appeal against the Biden administration’s vaccination rule for health care workers in health care facilities that receive federal funds.

 

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CCHF responds to HHS Request on COVID MISINFORMATION

The U.S. Surgeon General issued a Request for Information (RFI) on Covid MISINFORMATION and CCHF responded. We pointed to the government itself being the purveyor of DISINFORMATION. They asked for NAMES and we obliged: Fauci, NIH, Birx, President Biden, Pharm, CDC, etc. Our response is now part of the official public record of the RFI. Click this link to submit your own comments for this request no later than Monday, MAY 2, 2022.

Be Prepared! Create Your Own Early Treatment Kit!

Use this list to create your own Early Treatment Kit for yourself and your home. Most items can be found at your local drugstore or pharmacy - use the links at EarlyTreatmentOptions.org for the rest.

Health Exchanges -Obamacare

OPPOSE Biden Health Care Anti-Discrimination Proposal 

The Biden administration has issued a proposed anti-discrimination health care rule to force doctors to provide “gender-affirming care” regardless of moral or medical objections. Every institution that receives federal dollars would be required to comply. No exemptions. The deadline for public comments is Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Make an official public comment: https://tinyurl.com/ycka42mw 

Exchange Prohibited

State legislators, individuals are organizations can use this proposed legislation as a template for writing their own legislation to prohibit the implementation of a state-run, federally-run, or federally-facilitated health insurance exchange, as defined in sections 1311 and 1321 of Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Laws 111-148 and 111-152). NOTE: The federal law does not require states to implement an exchange, and cannot force state legislatures to build a state-run exchange (unconstitutional commandeering), join in a federally-facilitated exchange (federally-run exchange with facade of state control), or share state data on individuals to allow the operation of a Federal Exchange run by HHS. 

Surprise Medical Bills Are Not the Problem— The Network Is

ST. PAUL, Minn.—It’s an all-too-common problem many Americans have faced. 

Patients visit a hospital or provider for a service or treatment they thought was “covered” by their insurance, only to receive a surprise medical bill weeks later with out-of-pocket costs totaling hundreds or even thousands of dollars. 

Health Savings Accounts

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. 

MEDICAL SHARING: An Inexpensive Alternative to Health Insurance

If the U.S. Senate version of health insurance reform passes and premium costs increase as predicted by the Congressional Budget Office, medical sharing may be one of the only ways for Americans to get affordable coverage," says Twila Brase, president of CCHC

Health Sharing

CCHF responds to HHS Request on COVID MISINFORMATION

The U.S. Surgeon General issued a Request for Information (RFI) on Covid MISINFORMATION and CCHF responded. We pointed to the government itself being the purveyor of DISINFORMATION. They asked for NAMES and we obliged: Fauci, NIH, Birx, President Biden, Pharm, CDC, etc. Our response is now part of the official public record of the RFI. Click this link to submit your own comments for this request no later than Monday, MAY 2, 2022.

ACTION ALERT — Tell Your Senator to Stop National Patient ID!

Congress is deciding right now whether to fund a National Patient ID – a single, federally-issued number that links all your medical records together. This “Unique Patient Identifier” has been prohibited for more than 20 years due to concerns about patient privacy, personal autonomy and the national security risks associated with centralized databases of personal information. Click here to send the key decisionmakers and your U.S. Senators a message asking them NOT to fund a National Patient ID.

ALERT: Stop Unique Patient Identifier

Call/Write your representatives and ask them to STOP the Unique Patient ID and keep the UPI ban in place in the Appropriations Bill. Find your representative here:

Representatives | House — Representatives | house.gov

U.S. Senate — U.S. Senate: Contacting U.S. Senators

Health Surveillance

NewTAKE ACTION — Stop the National Patient ID

ALERT: As Congress considers year-end funding, the risk of creating a UNIQUE PATIENT IDENTIFIER (UPI) resurfaces. A UPI is a single federal number that would be used to track patients and digitally link all the confidential details of a person’s entire health history and medical record together. URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Please contact the members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and your U.S. Senators and ask them to uphold the long-standing BAN on the establishment of and funding for the UPI. CLICK HERE to send a quick message.  

NewCCHF Says, “End the Emergency Declarations and EUAs Since the Pandemic is Over”

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Reacting to President Biden’s statement that “the pandemic is over,” Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom releases the following statement from Twila Brase, CCHF’s president and co-founder: 

“President Biden said what we’ve all known is true for months. Government officials must take him at his word and end the emergency declarations..."

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Ruling to Reinstate Unvaxxed NYC Public Employees is Right Decision

Reacting to the recent court news from New York, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom releases the following statement from Twila Brase, CCHF’s president and co-founder: “The tide is turning. Judge Ponzio’s ruling to reinstate all New York City public employees who refused to get the Covid shot with backpay is a win for truth and justice. Pfizer has now admitted the vaccine does not stop transmission and it’s been clear for nearly a year that the vaccine does not stop anyone from contracting COVID-19."

HIPAA Hurt Me

Repeal HIPAA “Privacy Rule” and Restore Patient Consent Rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In this, the 25th year since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted, the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has a message for Congress: Repeal the “HIPAA privacy rule.” 

HIPAA Harms | Letter to Senator Chuck Schumer

What You Don't Know About HIPAA -- Interview with Twila Brase

On this, the 18th anniversary of the so-called federal HIPAA "privacy" rule, CCHF's president Twila Brase answers the questions that most people have about HIPAA, exposing the myth that HIPAA protects privacy.  Click here to watch the video.

HMOs & Managed Care

Right of Hospitalized Patients to Receive Treatment from Their Own Doctors

A bill to protect a patient's right to be treated by their regular physician when admitted to a hospital. Establishing protection for physicians to treat their patients even if a patient has been admitted to a hospital where that physician is not employed.

Socialized Medicine USA 1942 - 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: "The Socialized Medicine Takeover by HMOs and Health Plans"   The push to socialized medicine has a long history in America.  See where it all started in this detailed diagram, and how employer-sponsored coverage and managed care have been foundational to its advance. NOTE: CCHF's Wedge of Health Freedom provides one escape route (jointhewedge.com).

Letter to CMS Opposing Proposed Rule to the Stark Law (Physician Self-Referrals)

The proposed rule “proposes exceptions to the physician self-referral law for certain value-based compensation arrangements between or among physicians, providers, and suppliers.” Our organization does not support value-based payment systems, which are anti-ethical to free-markets, competition, medical ethics, and the critically-important confidential patient-doctor relationships.

Human Subjects Research

UrgentCOVID-19 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

The COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide provides "Immediate Steps to Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19 and "Long Haul" Covid Disease." The Guide, which includes Quick-Action Summary and instructions for an Early Treatment Kit, will help you better understand this viral disease, find useful resources, make decisions about Covid prevention and treatment in a timely manner, and do everything you can to protect you and yours. More than 118,000 copies have been downloaded!

NewCCHF Says, “End the Emergency Declarations and EUAs Since the Pandemic is Over”

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Reacting to President Biden’s statement that “the pandemic is over,” Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom releases the following statement from Twila Brase, CCHF’s president and co-founder: 

“President Biden said what we’ve all known is true for months. Government officials must take him at his word and end the emergency declarations..."

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Commentary: Hesitant parents shouldn’t be pressured to give kids the COVID shot

The decision to give the Covid shot to a child should ultimately begin and end with parents. The CDC recently released a statement urging parents to vaccinate their children 6 months to 5 years against COVID-19. Since the CDC’s recommendation, Politico has reported that “just over 5 million doses” have been delivered around the country. However, the CDC’s goal of 20 million children receiving the shot may be unattainable as most parents are unlikely to inject their children, even if they themselves had the shot.

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Lawsuit Documents

Texas v. The United States

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom joins with the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, to ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to affirm the invalidation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Judge’s ‘Mandate is Unconstitutional’ Ruling Gives States an Opportunity to Break Free *

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A Texas district judge’s recent ruling that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, and thus the entire law is "invalid," gives states an opportunity to break free from federal controls over care and coverage, says Citizens’Council for Health Freedom (CCHF)

Matt Sissel v Department of Health and Human Services, et al

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom joins with the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and individual physicians to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Matt Sissel v. Department of Health and Human Servs, et al, a case opposing the delete and replace actions of the US Senate in the creation of the Affordable Care Act. 

Medical Practice Guidelines

Right of Hospitalized Patients to Receive Treatment from Their Own Doctors

A bill to protect a patient's right to be treated by their regular physician when admitted to a hospital. Establishing protection for physicians to treat their patients even if a patient has been admitted to a hospital where that physician is not employed.

Ivermectin Available Over-the-Counter

A bill that would make Ivermection available to all patients, providing easy access to life-saving medication when practice protocols or biased decision-making prevent physicians from prescribing ivermection (safe and effective for over 40 years) and prohibiting pharmacists from refusing to dispense a lawfully-written prescription.

Congressional Attempt to End Surprise Medical Bills Will Socialize Doctors

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Few would deny that surprise medical bills are a problem. Patients experience these shocks to their wallets when they visit a hospital or provider for a service or treatment they thought was “covered” by their insurance. Weeks later, they may receive a surprise medical bill with out-of-pocket costs totaling hundreds or even thousands of dollars. CCHF has sent a letter to President Trump telling him there's a better way than the price controls Congress proposes to impose on physicians.

Medical Records

UrgentTAKE ACTION — Protect Newborn Privacy and Parental Consent

ALERT: Congress returns November 14. In these last weeks of 2022, a parent-consent battle is taking place in Washington, D.C. Proponents of government newborn (genetic) screening want Congress to pass the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act (H.R. 482) before 2023 -- with no parental consent requirements for researcher use of newborn DNA, which has been stored by states without parent consent. Ask Congress to require parent consent. CLICK HERE to send a quick message.  

NewCCHF Letter to US Senate Opposing National Patient ID

CCHF, along with 25 other individuals and organizations representing American citizens nationwide, sent a letter to Congressional leadership and Members of the Appropriations Committee February 10, 2022, to express strong opposition to ending the longstanding prohibition on funding and development for the controversial, and very troubling, federal Unique Patient Identifier (UPI). See the letter here.

Hospital Price Transparency

Despite a federal law that mandates that hospitals display the costs of their services and treatments to patients, less than 15% of hospitals do so. This legislation provides protections to patients who are unaware of the costs (due to a failure of the hospital to comply with price transparency laws) associated with their treatment costs.

Medicare

Six Reasons You May Want to Opt Out of Medicare

President Trump signed an executive order that provides choice to seniors and opens the door to a lifetime of private coverage. Seniors will no longer be (illegally) required to enroll in Medicare to receive their Social Security Retirement Benefits (SSRB).   Is this the right choice for you?  Here are 6 reasons why you might want to opt-out of medicare.

 

Freedom for America's Seniors!

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 22: Issue 4: 4th Quarter 2019 

GOP Should Stay Clear of Medicare Advantage Model When Reforming Health Care System

Medicare Opt-Out Option

Six Reasons You May Want to Opt Out of Medicare

President Trump signed an executive order that provides choice to seniors and opens the door to a lifetime of private coverage. Seniors will no longer be (illegally) required to enroll in Medicare to receive their Social Security Retirement Benefits (SSRB).   Is this the right choice for you?  Here are 6 reasons why you might want to opt-out of medicare.

 

Freedom for America's Seniors!

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 22: Issue 4: 4th Quarter 2019 

Minnesota Engagement

NewCCHF VIDEO: Who is a “Health Freedom” Candidate?

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With elections just around the corner, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has released a short video to outline five key issues citizens can use as a litmus test to better know who, if elected, are more likely to defend health freedom and protect patient privacy. Ask these seven questions.

ELECTION 2022: New Video on "Five Health Freedom Issues"

CCHF has released a short video entitled "Five Health Freedom Issues" that citizens can use as a litmus test to better know who, if elected, will more likely defend health freedom and protect patient privacy. It is crucial for voters nationwide to research candidates’ positions and platforms in order to elect public officials who care about health freedom and will bring about true and lasting reform to health care policy. Individuals should look for candidates who will prioritize patient and physician freedom and work to protect the bedrock of that freedom — medical privacy rights.

MN Health Dept. Illegally Demands Data on Every Hospitalized Patient

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is challenging the Minnesota Department of Health’s unprecedented Notification Letter requiring all hospitals in Minnesota to submit Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) data on all hospitalized patients to the government—with or without a COVID-19 diagnosis.

MN Health Insurance Exchange Realities

URGENT PRIVACY ALERT Call MN Representatives ASAP

MN Legislature to Vote TOMORROW on Big Business Amendment that Permits Virtually Unfettered Access to Your Private Medical Records / Genetic Data WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT

Health Insurers “Closed for Business”

Health insurers are shutting down for seven months. It’s virtually lights out. Unless you have a qualifying “life event,” you must wait until open enrollment begins Obamacare on November 15. A product once available year around for Americans to purchase no longer is. The entire industry now runs on the Obamacare schedule.

Rep. Darrell Issa Questions Governor Mark Dayton about Troubled State Exchange

Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.), Chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee, has written a five-page letter to 10 governors, including Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, holding states accountable for troubled Obamacare health insurance exchanges, namely Minnesota’s exchange—MNsure. Dayton has been given until tomorrow, April 8, to reply.

MN Health Records Act (MHRA)

ALERT: Stop Unique Patient Identifier

Call/Write your representatives and ask them to STOP the Unique Patient ID and keep the UPI ban in place in the Appropriations Bill. Find your representative here:

Representatives | House — Representatives | house.gov

U.S. Senate — U.S. Senate: Contacting U.S. Senators

Will Minnesota Lawmakers Let Google Have Patient Medical Records?

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is calling on Minnesota legislators to hold their ground and defend the Minnesota Health Records Act (MHRA) from large data corporations, health industry giants, and government entities that want it repealed. The MHRA is the nation’s strongest medical privacy and patient consent rights law.

Defending the Strongest Patient Privacy Law in America

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 22: Issue 1: 1st Quarter 2019 

National Health Information Network (NHIN)

NewCCHF: Supreme Court Wrong to Refuse 10-State Health Care Worker Vaccination Appeal

ST. PAUL, Minn. —  On Monday, October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court refused to take up the 10-state appeal against the Biden administration’s vaccination rule for health care workers in health care facilities that receive federal funds.

 

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NewCCHF Letter to US Senate Opposing National Patient ID

CCHF, along with 25 other individuals and organizations representing American citizens nationwide, sent a letter to Congressional leadership and Members of the Appropriations Committee February 10, 2022, to express strong opposition to ending the longstanding prohibition on funding and development for the controversial, and very troubling, federal Unique Patient Identifier (UPI). See the letter here.

Stop the National Patient ID

ASK CONGRESS: Request that the U.S. Senate and U.S. House (in the pending appropriations bill) maintain the prohibition on funding and development of the Unique Patient ID (UPI). Ask them to sign on as a sponsor to the repeal of the UPI, as introduced in H.R. 5812 by Congressman Chip Roy (and 8 co-authors) and S. 3124 by U.S. Senators Rand Paul and Marsha Blackburn. It is best to telephone your members. Email is less effective: https://www.congressionalinstitute.org/contact-congress/

 

National Health Systems

NewCCHF: Supreme Court Wrong to Refuse 10-State Health Care Worker Vaccination Appeal

ST. PAUL, Minn. —  On Monday, October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court refused to take up the 10-state appeal against the Biden administration’s vaccination rule for health care workers in health care facilities that receive federal funds.

 

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NewCCHF Letter to US Senate Opposing National Patient ID

CCHF, along with 25 other individuals and organizations representing American citizens nationwide, sent a letter to Congressional leadership and Members of the Appropriations Committee February 10, 2022, to express strong opposition to ending the longstanding prohibition on funding and development for the controversial, and very troubling, federal Unique Patient Identifier (UPI). See the letter here.

OPPOSE Biden Health Care Anti-Discrimination Proposal 

The Biden administration has issued a proposed anti-discrimination health care rule to force doctors to provide “gender-affirming care” regardless of moral or medical objections. Every institution that receives federal dollars would be required to comply. No exemptions. The deadline for public comments is Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Make an official public comment: https://tinyurl.com/ycka42mw 

Patient Care

UrgentCOVID-19 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

The COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide provides "Immediate Steps to Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19 and "Long Haul" Covid Disease." The Guide, which includes Quick-Action Summary and instructions for an Early Treatment Kit, will help you better understand this viral disease, find useful resources, make decisions about Covid prevention and treatment in a timely manner, and do everything you can to protect you and yours. More than 118,000 copies have been downloaded!

NewCCHF: Supreme Court Wrong to Refuse 10-State Health Care Worker Vaccination Appeal

ST. PAUL, Minn. —  On Monday, October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court refused to take up the 10-state appeal against the Biden administration’s vaccination rule for health care workers in health care facilities that receive federal funds.

 

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NewTHIRD PRINTING OF ‘BIG BROTHER IN THE EXAM ROOM’ NOW AVAILABLE!

Award-Winning Book from Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Gives Action Steps for Restoring Health Freedom

ST. PAUL, Minn. —  Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has released a new and updated edition of their groundbreaking book, Big Brother in the Exam Room, this time with the often-requested index and revised section on the National Patient ID.

 

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Patient Privacy

 

 

 

UrgentKNOW YOUR RIGHTS – Refuse to Sign HIPAA

Did you know that HIPAA does not protect your privacy? Did you also know that you are NOT required to sign or initial any healthcare facilities Notice of Privacy Practices, either on paper or any electronic device?  Keep these resources with you on your next visit to a clinic or hospital.  For more information, please go to BigBrotherintheExamRoom.com.

UrgentHIPAA - the Federal Medical Privacy Rule

The federal medical privacy rule is commonly known as the "HIPAA privacy rule." However, it actually holds the title, "Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information."

NewSummary of Five Ideas for a Patient Rights Bill

This is a one-page summary of five pieces of state-based legislation published within our Model State Legislation Library that you could use to create a bill of patients rights under a declared emergency, in the exam room and at the hospital.

Policy Solutions

Urgent"Seven Health Freedom Questions for Legislators" Guide

All legislators and candidates for public office can be asked their position on key health freedom issues. CCHF has outlined these in the form of questions in a new "Seven Health Freedom Questions for Legislators" guide. It is crucial for voters nationwide to research legislators’ positions and platforms in order to elect public officials who care about health freedom and will bring about true and lasting reform to health care policy. Now is the time to ask legislators questions that force them to take a stand on key patient and privacy issues.

CCHF Issues Letter to U.S. Senate Leadership Opposing Becerra Confirmation

While awaiting a Senate confirmation vote, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom issued an urgent plea from Twila Brase to that chamber's leadership speaking out against the nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for Secretary of Health and Human Services.  Read the original letter HERE.  Read the press release HERE.

States Should Follow Florida’s Footsteps and Reopen

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) supports Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to reopen the state’s economy on September 25 after he consulted public health officials.

Population Health Care

NewCCHF Says, “End the Emergency Declarations and EUAs Since the Pandemic is Over”

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Reacting to President Biden’s statement that “the pandemic is over,” Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom releases the following statement from Twila Brase, CCHF’s president and co-founder: 

“President Biden said what we’ve all known is true for months. Government officials must take him at his word and end the emergency declarations..."

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CCHF responds to HHS Request on COVID MISINFORMATION

The U.S. Surgeon General issued a Request for Information (RFI) on Covid MISINFORMATION and CCHF responded. We pointed to the government itself being the purveyor of DISINFORMATION. They asked for NAMES and we obliged: Fauci, NIH, Birx, President Biden, Pharm, CDC, etc. Our response is now part of the official public record of the RFI. Click this link to submit your own comments for this request no later than Monday, MAY 2, 2022.

Knowledge is Power

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH


Volume 24: Issue 4: 4th Quarter 2021 

Provider Tax

$1,600,000,000
and Rising

Finding Common Ground Leads to Major Victories

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 22: Issue 2: 2nd Quarter 2019 

Provider Tax Does NOT Fund MNCare

Watch this well made video from the (Minnesota) New House Republican Caucus:

Minnesotans are being fed a lie by several groups who are lobbying to extend the immoral sick tax, which is set to end this year. It does NOT fund Minnesota care as members of our caucus explain in this video using data from the Minnesota Management & Budget and Dept of Health.

Let It Expire

ST. PAUL, Minn.—For 27 years, medical care providers in Minnesota have been paying a 2% MinnesotaCare tax. It’s set to expire on Dec. 31, 2019, and Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is one of the few organizations calling for its end. 

Rationing

Covid-19 is “Final Nail in the Coffin” for many Rural Hospitals

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With the nation’s attention riveted on Covid-19, the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) says the closures of the nation’s hospitals—170 closures of rural hospitals in the last 15 years and growing—is not getting the attention it should receive. 

COVID-19 and the Impact of ACA Consolidation

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With coronavirus spreading nationwide, the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) wants to remind Americans how ten years of the Affordable Care Act have created barriers and regulations that reduce patient access to care, not only during a nationwide public health crisis but every day of the year.

Congress Shouldn't Take Advantage of COVID-19 to Impose Price Controls on Doctors

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) opposes any last-minute attempt by the U.S. Senate HELP committee, as reported by Modern Healthcare, to use COVID-19 legislation to impose price controls on physicians as a way of solving surprise medical bills.

Real ID and Federal Control: An Explainer from CCHF President Twila Brase (January 25, 2021)

PUBLISHED — CCHF's OpEd: Digital driver’s license proposal is a bad idea

ALPHA NEWS, May 12, 2022

Digital driver's licenses give government new powers over the population. They threaten personal privacy, security, and autonomy.

In Jurassic Park, Dr. Ian Malcolm uttered the famous words, “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

Thankfully, the Minnesota House of Representatives is not debating whether to bring dinosaurs to life. However, one of its bills would require a report on the feasibility of transitioning to digital driver’s licenses in Minnesota — without stopping to consider whether implementing a digital ID is a good idea.

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ACTION ALERT — Tell Your Senator to Stop National Patient ID!

Congress is deciding right now whether to fund a National Patient ID – a single, federally-issued number that links all your medical records together. This “Unique Patient Identifier” has been prohibited for more than 20 years due to concerns about patient privacy, personal autonomy and the national security risks associated with centralized databases of personal information. Click here to send the key decisionmakers and your U.S. Senators a message asking them NOT to fund a National Patient ID.

ALERT: Stop Unique Patient Identifier

Call/Write your representatives and ask them to STOP the Unique Patient ID and keep the UPI ban in place in the Appropriations Bill. Find your representative here:

Representatives | House — Representatives | house.gov

U.S. Senate — U.S. Senate: Contacting U.S. Senators

Refuse to Enroll

10 Reasons to ‘Refuse to Enroll’ in Obamacare

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Just a few days remain in the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and for those still on the fence, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is sharing the top 10 reasons to “Refuse to Enroll.” 

CITIZEN PETITION - Freedom to NOT CHOOSE Medicare

** Update ** October 3, 2019:

CCHF Applauds POTUS Medicare Executive Order Maximizing Freedom for Patients and Providers

Thank you to everyone who has signed this petition and supported choice for seniors!  When citizens get involved, we can make a difference. CCHF will continue to advocte for changes to secure health freedom.

Click here to view more information on the link between Medicare and Social Security benefits, and how to restore Medicare freedom

I hereby petition the United States Congress and the Administration of President Donald J. Trump to restore freedom and choice to the Medicare and Social Security programs by allowing citizens to claim social security benefits without a requirement to enroll in Medicare.  

 

5 Whirlwind Days in Washington, D.C.

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 20: Issue 4: 4th Quarter 2017

Schools & Health Care

Obamacare Forcing Schools to Make Cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Millions of students around the country are returning to school today after a long holiday break. But some of them might see some changes this year in their school personnel—all thanks to Obamacare rules and regulations.

Children and Schools

Mandated School Billing for Special Education Health Services

The 1998 Minnesota K-12 Omnibus Education bill mandated that all schools bill third-party payers (HMOs, insurers, and Medicaid) for health care services given under Special Education. M.S. 125A now mandates that funds ($50,000) be provided for training school staff in coding and other necessary skills and information for submitting Medicaid and insurance claims.

Storing and Using Newborn DNA—Without Parent Consent

NewCCHF STATEMENT RE: CBS Story on Newborn DNA Privacy

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Reacting to today’s CBS new story on the privacy of newborn dried blood spots stored after newborn genetic screening, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom releases the following statement from Twila Brase, CCHF’s president and co-founder: “Newborn blood spots, the DNA of America’s children, have been called a 'national treasure,' but this treasure should never become the property of the state as it is in many states today..."

 

Baby DNA Retention List 2021

A state-by-state listing of how long the government will keep and store your child's DNA, following the newborn genetic screenings typically performed immediately after birth.

 

 

Parents Win In Lawsuit Against Michigan Over Stolen Blood From Newborn Babies; No Consent Means It’s Unconstitutional

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In a landmark case, a Michigan law firm, Outside Legal Counselhas successfully sued the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In a major win for the rights of parents and against the government’s long-term storage of a child’s DNA, the court ruled that the state’s unconsented storage and research are unconstitutional

The Wedge

Hospital Price Transparency

Despite a federal law that mandates that hospitals display the costs of their services and treatments to patients, less than 15% of hospitals do so. This legislation provides protections to patients who are unaware of the costs (due to a failure of the hospital to comply with price transparency laws) associated with their treatment costs.

CCHF Launches "Join the WEDGE" Billboard to Call Patients and Doctors to Health Freedom

ST. PAUL, Minn. —  With the Minnesota State Fair about to begin, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has put up a new billboard on nearby I-94 to invite patients and doctors to join The Wedge of Health Freedom®, also known as The WEDGE (www.jointhewedge.com).  

 

Right of Hospitalized Patients to Receive Treatment from Their Own Doctors

A bill to protect a patient's right to be treated by their regular physician when admitted to a hospital. Establishing protection for physicians to treat their patients even if a patient has been admitted to a hospital where that physician is not employed.

Vaccinations

UrgentRuling Against NY Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers is Right Decision

Reacting to the recent victory for health care workers in New York, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) releases the following statement from Twila Brase, CCHF’s president and co-founder: “The tide is turning away from Covid mandates. New York State Supreme Court Judge Gerard Neri’s Jan. 13 ruling to strike down a statewide mandate for medical staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is a win for facts and individual freedom. Pfizer has already admitted the vaccine does not stop transmission and it’s clear the Covid shot does not stop anyone from contracting COVID-19. 

NewCCHF Says, “End the Emergency Declarations and EUAs Since the Pandemic is Over”

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Reacting to President Biden’s statement that “the pandemic is over,” Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom releases the following statement from Twila Brase, CCHF’s president and co-founder: 

“President Biden said what we’ve all known is true for months. Government officials must take him at his word and end the emergency declarations..."

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NewHelpful COVID-19 Resources

Three resources for public access and assistance within the Coronavirus "drawer" of the CCHF Patient Toolbox. Use them as a resource on the vaccine, adverse reactions, early treatment options and legal assistance.