Action Alerts

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.

NewAsk Your Governor to Ban Vaccine Passports - SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Governor, I am requesting that you ban vaccination passports. On March 12, the Biden administration announced that they would be releasing guidance on implementing a vaccine passport system nationwide. These passports infringe on my rights to freely engage in daily life. . . .  Please use your executive power to protect me and every other citizen in this state from this aggressive federal assault on my human rights and constitutional freedoms. . . .

Amicus Briefs

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).

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. 

Center for Competitive Politics v. Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom joins with 57 non-profit organizations to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Center for Competitive Politics v. Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California, a case opposing the demand by the Attorney General of California that nonprofits file an un-redacted copy of Schedule B to Internal Revenue Service Form 990, thus forcing the groups to disclose the names and addresses of the organizations

Articles/Letters Published

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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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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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.

CCHF Analyses of Legislation

Real ID

Letter to the Editor printed in the Minneapolis StarTribune on 5-19-16 written by Twila Brase, CCHF President, regarding Minnesota REAL ID legislation

You Can Still Fly - REAL ID Rule

From the Federal Register January 9, 2008 Rules and Regulations:

"DHS notes that individuals without a REAL ID-compliant document will still be able to enter Federal facilities and board commercial aircraft, and these rules cannot determine what alternative documents are acceptable for those purposes."

 

State to State Data Sharing - The Law

REAL ID Law:  Electronic Access to State Motor Vehicle Databases

 

CCHF Obamacare Briefs

CCHF Statements

Big Tech Muzzles Speech

Read Twila Brase's call to fight Big Tech censorship and the fear mongering that has led to lockdowns and mandates (posted in the 1/13/21 eNews).  Click here to subscribe to CCHF's weekly eNews

 

Patient Rights Are Being Violated, and Congress is OK With It

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF)  In response to news reports about Google receiving private patient data without patient consent from Ascension health care systems in 21 states, Twila Brase, president of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom and author of “Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth about Electronic Health Records” makes the following statement:

Trump signs EO - Will Negatively Impact Patient Privacy and Autonomy

ST. PAUL, Minn.—President Donald Trump signed an executive order this afternoon that aims to increase transparency surrounding the health care system’s “opaque prices,” Politico reported. 

Declaration

Diagrams

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).

Real ID Compliant and Non-Compliant States

Alternative Payment Models Diagram - Manatt

Alternative Payment Models (APMs), under the 2010 Obamacare law and the 2015 GOP “Doc Fix” bill (MACRA), are altering physician practice. The goal of government officials and health plan executives is to pay doctors for “value,” not their time or their services. The CMS Innovation Center has initiated most of the APMs listed in the diagram below, including ACOs and bundled payments. Who Defines “Value” of Care?

eNews Commentary

Vaccine Passports . . . the Stealth Move to Tyranny

Vaccination passports are the antithesis of a free society.  They violate everything that is America. But that’s not stopping the Biden administration from working to make them a reality.

Why Are Republicans Silent on Obamacare Ruling?

Republicans have pushed the mute button. On Friday evening, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Texas ruled the individual mandate unconstitutional and the ACA "invalid" but many Republicans are quiet as mice.

Prior Authorization Endangers Patients

Why are health plans permitted to tell doctors how to practice medicine?  Have you questioned this dangerous assertion of corporate power over the physician, who has 11 to 15 years of training, or have you just accepted it?

Event Notices

UrgentJoin CCHF at our Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner!

Join us on September 15, 2022 for a fantastic evening and to help raise funds for CCHF!  Our Keynote speaker will be US Army Retired Lt. General Michael T. Flynn. 

Tickets are $125/ea (*$150/ea after August 12th).  Sponorship Opportunities available

CCHF 2021 Fundraising Dinner - Location now in OAKDALE!

***** VENUE CHANGE ****

INWOOD OAKS EVENT CENTER 484 Inwood Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128

"NEVER GIVE UP SPEAKING THE TRUTH" — Registration is OPEN!  Join us on September 9, 2021 for CCHF's FUNDRAISING DINNER with keynote speaker DR. SCOTT W. ATLAS.  Click "read more" for details, a registration link, and a flier to print & share!

It's Give to the Max 2020!

It's Give to the Max time and we're raising funds to fight the oppressive government health powers that have swept over the nation in Covid-19 lockdowns and mandates.

And... we have a $20,000 MATCH!

Federal Laws

REAL ID Act

H.R.1268

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005
(Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)

TITLE II--IMPROVED SECURITY FOR DRIVERS' LICENSES AND PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS

Proposed Senate "Obamacare Repeal" Amendment

Today, the U.S. Senate proposes to amend H. R. 3762 to "repeal" additional sections of the Affordable Care Act beyond the sections that the U.S. House proposes to repeal using the budget reconciliation process. The entire law would not be repealed. Budget reconciliation procedures mean the "repeal" is actually a 7-year suspension of various taxes, including the 40% 'Cadillac tax,' zeroing out of the individual and employer mandate penalties (while not repealing the language), ending the risk corridor and reinsurance (corporate welfare/bailout) programs, and phasing out the expansion of Medicaid and taxpayer-funded premium subsidies. If enacted and signed into law, the bill would be a blow to the financial solvency of the law, but would not repeal many ACA provisions which impede on individualized medical decision-making between patients and doctors, such as "value-based" purchasing, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), the Independent Payment Advisory Board and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. [UPDATED with 20-page Senate amendment on Friday, December 4, 2015]

CR Omnibus 2015 - Amendment to H.R. 83 (Dec. 9, 2014)

CCH Freedom has pulled together a list of much of the health care spending in omnibus bill under consideration by Congress. The HHS Appropriations Act within the 1,603 page bill includes funding for Obamacare, plus much much more. The spending begins on page 834.

Federal Reform

CCHF Letter to FDA Seven Reasons NOT to Give Full Approval to Covid-19 Vaccines

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In the past few weeks, Moderna and Pfizer have asked the Food and Drug Administration to give full approval to their investigational mRNA vaccines for COVID-19.

A rush to approval would be dangerous to Americans, wrote the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) in a letter to Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of the FDA, dated June 2, 2021.

“Our organization is writing to express our deep concern regarding the recent approval requests from Moderna and Pfizer. Both have asked the FDA to give full approval to their Covid-19 vaccines, which to date only have Emergency Use Authority (EUA),” wrote Twila Brase, RN, PHN, president and co-founder of CCHF. She shared seven reasons the requests should be “promptly and fully denied”:

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.

CCHF Issues Letter Against Becerra Nomination

CCHF recently sent a letter to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) opposing the nomination of Xavier Becerra for HHS Secretary.

Health Freedom Watch

Working for Freedom on Three Levels!

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 25: Issue 1: 1st Quarter 2022

Knowledge is Power

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH


Volume 24: Issue 4: 4th Quarter 2021 

Standing Up for Informed Consent

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH


Volume 24: Issue 3: 3rd Quarter 2021 

Info Cards/Brochures

HIPAA Info Wallet Card

Business card containing the HIPAA alert information

Privacy & Health Care Reform - 10 Things Patients & Doctors Need to Know

Informational brochure on the impact of Obamacare on patient privacy.

Spread the Word: CCHC Information Cards

LARGER VIEWS OF CARDS & BROCHURES

Minnesota Documents

REAL ID Votes - MN House 2017

Click on the PDF file to view all the MN HOUSE votes this year on REAL ID. Every 2017 vote of every Minnesota Representative is noted.

Minnesota Exchange Documents

Governor Dayton is building President Obama's health insurance exchange (federal takeover center) without legislative authority. He issued an Executive Order on October 31, 2011 when the 2011 legislature did not pass a law to establish a state-run exchange. This page provides KEY DOCUMENTS from the battle between the legislature and the Governor over implementing Obamacare -- national health care -- in Minnesota.

Minnesota Reports

Let MNCare Provider Tax Expire - THREE PIE CHARTS

The 2% MinnesotaCare provider tax ("sick tax") on all medical services provided in Minnesota is due to sunset on December 31, 2019 (the result of 2011 negotiations with then DFL Governor Mark Dayton and Republicans). Republicans want the tax to expire as scheduled. Democrats want to repeal the expiration and continue to tax the sick. CCHF created THREE DIAGRAMS and a ONE-PAGE OVERVIEW to show how the tax has created a slush fund, with little of the money going to the MNCare program.

MN Legislature is on One-Week Break - Here's What's Happened So Far

We've been busy this session. It's tough keeping track of what legislators are doing that could or will impact your health care freedom! There are lots of bills, unexpected amendments, and procedural surprises.

TEN “HIPAA” HARMS

Why Minnesota Legislature Should NOT Adopt Federal HIPAA No-Consent” Rule for Patient Medical Information 

 

Model Legislation

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.

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.

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.

National Reports

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.

CCHF Sends Letter to Appropriations Committee

CCHF has asked Congress to request The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) publicize their report on creating a Unique Patient Identifier. ONC recently submitted to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee a report on their recommendation regarding funding a Unique Patient Identifier. However, they have not made this report public. CCHF has written to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Labor-HHS subcommittee, and the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, requesting that the report be made public. 

The U.S. CENSUS­: From Enumeration to Intrusion

By April 1, Americans in every household will have received the 2020 U.S. Census form in their mailbox. While enumeration continues to be one portion of the Census, the overall purpose of the Census has shifted as the nation has developed and grown. The U.S. Census and in particular, the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, now collect additional private data on Americans, including information on health status and medical conditions. 

 

Petitions

CITIZEN PETITION - Protect Patient Consent Rights

I hereby petition the Minnesota Legislature and Governor Walz to protect my patient privacy & consent rights.

CLICK HERE to sign the Petition

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.  

 

Policy Briefs

State Emergency Health Powers

On October 23, 2001, less than two months after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued the proposed Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA). The proposal was finalized in December 2001. It authorized state health officials and their designees to take control of people, property, health care, communications and more in a public health emergency. State legislatures debated it in 2002. Nearly 40 introduced it and 20 states passed some version of it. Most of the public is not aware of these police powers..  For more information go to www.governmenthealthpowers.us

HIPAA Action Alert - Refuse to Sign

HIPAA - The Grand Deception

HIPAA does not protect health privacy - use this one-page CCHF document at your clinic and hospital to REFUSE TO SIGN the HIPAA "privacy" form. Contact CCHF for business-card-sized "refuse to sign" forms you can carry in your wallet. For more information, read the CCHF Alert.

MN "Bureaucrats at Bedside" Plan - Q&A

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will designate certain treatment protocols as the MN standard of care. At their own discretion, they will decide which protocols will be called “evidence-based” and approved for use. MDH will collect data on physician adherence to these government-issued protocols and publicly report compliance rates on their website. Physi- cians with low compliance rates may be financially penalized.

Projects

25 HIPAA Harms

The year 2021 is the 25th anniversary of HIPAA, the law that eliminated patient privacy rights. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed on August 21, 1996. The so-called “HIPAA privacy rule” went into effect on April 14, 2003. To show how little privacy you have, here are 25 ways HIPAA harms you.

2019 Newborn Retention by State

2019 Newborn Retention

Refuse to Enroll Billboard Campaign

Nationwide Refuse to Enroll Billboard campaign.

Public Comments

TSA's Proposed Data Collection Activity With No Public Input

CCHF sent a letter to the Transportation Security Administration questioning how the American people can provide informed comments on a data collection proposal, when the proposal is not available to the public.

 

 

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.

Letter to HHS Opposing a Proposed Rule that Supports "Value-Based Care"

CCHF President Twila Brase writes to the Inspector General, HHS: "The proposed rule fully supports a move away from the American way of paying for services (fee-for-service) to a centralized decision-making process called “value-based care” and “value-based payment.” As the proposal notes: “The Secretary of [HHS] has identified transforming our healthcare system to one that pays for value as one of the top priorities of the Department of [HHS].”"

 

Public Documents

MN Individual Insurance Market Becomes Gov't Program

MNSure, the Obamacare exchange website, has announced the stabilization of premium costs due to the new state reinsurance program. They note “costs are decreasing in most cases.” But the costs are not decreasing. They’re being paid for by taxpayers. As this letter shows federal taxes of more than $1 billion will be used to subsidize the entire MN individual market, which has been put into a new subsidized government program called the Minnesota Premium Security Plan.

CONGRESS CAN: Restore Healthcare Freedom & Affordability

Restore Affordability
The high-cost of insurance and medical delivery today are a result of heavy third-party involvement in every medical decision...and burdensome regs, reporting, measurement
-  TRUE INSURANCE - Expand/Restore major-medical indemnity policies.

and more...

 

Claim an Obamacare Exemption to Avoid Penalty

In 2014, 20 million went without insurance, but only 8 million paid the penalty-tax. The remaining 12 million people claimed one of 9 exemptions (which include 14 hardship waivers). Numbers 13 and 14 are fairly broad in scope. More than 600,000 people have avoided the penalty -- and the high-cost, unaffordable premiums -- by joining a health-sharing ministry (Exemption #2). Check them out. Open Enrollment ends on January 31, 2017.

Speeches

Twila Brase's Remarks to the Senate HELP Committee, October 23, 2019

Stop Obamacare Insurance Exchanges - CCHF Speech

On September 21, CCHF President gave this speech at the Eagle Forum Council in St. Louis Missouri.

Opposing Obamacare in MN

CCHF President, Twila Brase, joins Michael Cannon from the Cato Institute to speak out in opposition to establishing an Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange in Minnesota. The forum, titled, "Perspectives on Health Insurance Exchanges," was hosted by the Republican Health Care Task Force of the MN GOP at the State Capitol on November 3, 2011.

Testimony

CCHF Testifies Against National Medical Database

CCHF Legislative and Policy Manager Ashley Smothers testified on February 18 against a bill before the Minnesota legislature that sought to advance a national database and expand patient data sharing. Her testimony starts around 14:00 into the video.

CCHF Testimony Opposing Proposed Mask Mandate Legislation in Minnesota

CCHF Testimony Opposing Proposed Mask Mandate Legislation in Minnesota Twila Brase - February 9, 2021 - MN House Health Finance & Policy Committee

 

Testimony on SF 730

(Opioid Stewardship Program / PMP Funding and Fees / Prescription Limits / Law Enforcement / PMP Required Use / Opioid Limits)
MN Senate HHS Finance and Policy Committee
March 15, 2018 

 

Transcripts

TRANSCRIPT: Outside, In: Will Population Health Solve What’s Ailing Our Health Care System?

 

Politico Panel Discussion – Partial Transcript by CCHF

NOTE: All emphasis ours. Some comments paraphrased or truncated.

Full descriptions and comments found here.

MN Legislators on Record - NO EHR, NO PENALTY

TRANSCRIPT:
House of Representatives Floor Session
Friday May 8, 2015
House File 1535
Bill Author: Representative Tara Mack

TRANSCRIPT: MN Legislators on Record - NO EHR, NO PENALTY

TRANSCRIPT:
House of Representatives Floor Session
Friday May 8, 2015
House File 1535
Bill Author: Representative Tara Mack