New Model State Legislation Library to Protect Patient Rights

New Model State Legislation Library  to Protect Patient Rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) announces the creation of a patient-centered Model State Legislation Library, starting with model legislation that protects patient rights during a declared emergency. State legislators can use the library to adopt legislative proposals in whole, or adapt the published proposals as necessary to implement state-based protections for individuals and patients.

24/7 Online Toolkit for Patients During COVID-19

24/7 Online Toolkit for Patients During COVID-19

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has added a new coronavirus information ‘drawer’ to its online, patient-centered initiative, Patient Toolbox (PatientToolbox.org).

The CARES Act Leaves Substance Abuse Patients Vulnerable

The CARES Act Leaves Substance Abuse  Patients Vulnerable

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) expresses its deep concern over Congress’ decision to weaken the privacy rights of Americans with sensitive substance use and abuse issues. Twila Brase, president and co-founder of CCHF provides the following statement: 

The CARES Act Creates Nationwide Health Surveillance System

The CARES Act Creates Nationwide Health Surveillance System

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) releases the following statement from its president, Twila Brase, RN, PHN: “Congress just approved $500 million for the creation of a nationwide health surveillance system. While it is not clear exactly how this will look, this system is not a last-minute decision based on the current emergency..."

Postpone REAL ID – Not Just Its Deadline

Postpone REAL ID – Not Just Its Deadline

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) thanks President Trump for announcing that the REAL ID deadline will be postponed, and will soon send a letter to the president with a request.

COVID-19 and the Impact of ACA Consolidation

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

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.

In Coronavirus Emergency, Be Persuasive Not Coercive

In Coronavirus Emergency, Be Persuasive Not Coercive

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) releases the following statement regarding COVID-19 by its president and co-founder, Twila Brase:

Trump Admin’s Interoperability Rules Fail to Give Patients Full Control

Trump Admin’s Interoperability Rules Fail to Give Patients Full Control

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) expresses concern about the lack of privacy protections in the Trump administration’s newly released health information interoperability rules on patient medical records by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of the Nation Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

California Abuses Patient Trust By Evaluating Children for “Toxic Stress”

California Abuses Patient Trust By Evaluating Children for “Toxic Stress”

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is warning parents about California’s newest push to screen children for “toxic stress.” Starting this year, well-child visits for millions of California children could include questions about highly sensitive and delicate topics, such as divorce, family income, and unstable household environments.