Surprise Medical Bills Are Not the Problem— The Network Is

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. 

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Wins Literary Award

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Wins Literary Award

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Reader Views announced today that 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 received a first-place honor in the 2018-2019 Literary Awards. 

Medicare for All is a Pipe Dream

Medicare for All is a Pipe Dream

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Democrats are touting Medicare for All and free health care for everyone. There’s just one problem, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF).

It won’t work. 

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Making Its Way Onto Library Shelves Nationwide

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Making Its Way Onto Library Shelves Nationwide

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Last summer, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) released a groundbreaking book that could change the way both patients and doctors think about the exam room experience. 

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. 

Baby DNA Will No Longer be Protected by Previously Enacted Consent Requirements

Baby DNA Will No Longer be Protected by Previously Enacted Consent Requirements

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Office for Human Research Protections at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today used a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to issue a notice on federally funded research using newborn dried blood spots taken by states for genetic testing at birth.

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.