CCHF to HHS OCR: Restore Pre-HIPAA Patient Privacy and Consent Rights

CCHF to HHS OCR: Restore Pre-HIPAA Patient Privacy and Consent Rights

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a Request for Information (RFI) on “Modifying HIPAA Rules To Improve Coordinated Care,” and Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) took the opportunity to share its concerns and ideas before the OCR issues a proposed rule to change the HIPAA rule.

CCHF Urges MN Residents to Help Stop Bill to Repeal Patient Consent Requirements

CCHF Urges MN Residents to Help Stop Bill to Repeal Patient Consent Requirements

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is urging Minnesota residents to help stop a plan to repeal the state’s strong patient consent requirements—patient rights to control who accesses medical data and the patient’s right to stop outsiders from interfering in the exam room. 

 

CCHF Urges Americans to Tell Feds That HIPAA Hurts Patients

CCHF Urges Americans to Tell Feds That HIPAA Hurts Patients

ST. PAUL, Minn.—One of the resolute aims of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has been to educate Americans that the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act “Privacy Rule” really isn’t about privacy at all. 

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

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)

Independent Doctors in Naples, Florida, Being Forced Out of Hospitals

Independent Doctors in Naples, Florida, Being Forced Out of Hospitals

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Independent doctors in Naples, Florida, and their patients recently got an unwelcome holiday surprise. 

10 Reasons to ‘Refuse to Enroll’ in Obamacare

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.” 

Give Yourself—and Others—the Gift of Health Care Sharing

Give Yourself—and Others—the Gift of Health Care Sharing

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Especially at this time of year, many Americans are looking for ways to save some money and tighten their budgets.  With health insurance costs one of the major expenses for families, smart spenders and savers are discovering ways to lower their health care costs. 

 

Shopping for Health Insurance? Consider Health Care Sharing

Shopping for Health Insurance?  Consider Health Care Sharing

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Many Americans will be starting their Christmas shopping this month—much of it online. If they are looking for new health insurance options, perusal of the online “marketplace” may occur as well.

Petition to Trump: Allow Seniors to Opt Out of Medicare w/o Losing Social Security

Petition to Trump:  Allow Seniors to Opt Out of Medicare w/o Losing Social Security

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) and other respected health organizations are urging President Donald Trump to allow senior citizens to voluntarily opt out of Medicare—without losing their Social Security benefits. 

Are Medicare Advantage Health Plans Committing Fraud?

Are Medicare Advantage Health Plans Committing Fraud?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is now in full swing, but few may realize that Medicare is in an open enrollment period of its own.