NewCongressional Attempt to End Surprise Medical Bills Will Socialize Doctors

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.

CCHF Joins Association of American Physicians & Surgeons to File Amicus Brief in Landmark Obamacare Case

CCHF Joins Association of American Physicians & Surgeons to File Amicus Brief in Landmark Obamacare Case

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A Texas federal district judge’s December ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional gave states an opportunity to break free from federal controls over care and coverage, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF)

Let It Expire

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. 

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Wins Midwest Book Award

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Wins Midwest Book Award

ST. PAUL, Minn.Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records,” written by Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) president and co-founder Twila Brase, RN, PHN, has been named a winner in the 2019 Midwest Book Awards.

Running on Empty: CCHF Points to New Report Showing Rising Costs and Future Insolvency for Medicare

Running on Empty: CCHF Points to New Report Showing Rising Costs and Future Insolvency for Medicare

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The recently released 2019 Medicare Trustees Report shows that Medicare spending will spike by 2038, with total Medicare costs expected to grow from 3.7% of gross domestic product in 2018 to 5.9% in the next 20 years, Modern Healthcare reported.

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ a Finalist for Two Midwest Book Awards

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ a Finalist for Two Midwest Book Awards

ST. PAUL, Minn.Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records,” written by Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) president and co-founder Twila Brase, RN, PHN, is a finalist for two separate Midwest Book Awards. UPDATE: On May 4, the book WON the "Social Issues/Political Issues/Culture" category!

 

Burdensome Regulations Are Pushing Doctors Out of Medicine

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.” 

Parents, Did You Know?

Parents, Did You Know?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—In a world dominated by technology, surveillance and privacy concerns, there is very little that still truly belongs to human beings. 

Their DNA should be one of these closely guarded possessions. 

Cruz and Palmer Reintroduce Act to Allow Seniors to Opt-Out of Medicare Without Losing Social Security Benefits

Cruz and Palmer Reintroduce Act to Allow Seniors to Opt-Out of Medicare Without Losing Social Security Benefits

ST. PAUL, Minn.—This past November, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) and 37 other respected organizations urged President Donald Trump via a letter to allow senior citizens to voluntarily opt-out of Medicare—without losing their Social Security benefits. Four more groups have recently signed on to the letter: Americans for Prosperity, Concerned Veterans for America, Practicing Physicians of America and Americans for Tax Reform.

Should ‘Non-Profit’ Hospitals Be Taxed?

Should ‘Non-Profit’ Hospitals Be Taxed?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Nearly 15 years ago, when Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) chaired the Senate Finance Committee, the IRS sent a letter to the Committee stating that “some tax-exempt health care providers may not differ markedly from for-profit providers in their operations, their attention to the benefit of the community, or their levels of charity care.”