News Releases from Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom

May 2018

Renaming ‘Meaningful Use’ Won’t Free Doctors or Protect Patient Privacy

CMS Push to Promote Interoperability Continues to Compromise Medical Info and Impede Doctors, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom
May 21, 2018


What’s the Problem with EHRs? 347,000 Data Breaches Since 2009

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom’s Twila Brase Releasing New Book on EHRs Next Month: ‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’
May 14, 2018


Revised Common Rule Strips Parents of Consent Rights Regarding Baby DNA Used for Research

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: DNA of Millions of Children Is Collected, Stored, Used, Analyzed and Shared Without Parental Consent
May 7, 2018


April 2018

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Connects with Lawmakers on Patient Privacy, Opioid Crisis

‘Jessie’s Law’ Would Impact Patient Rights, Privacy and Access to Timely and Essential Medical Care, While Opioid Crisis Response Act Would Create Severe Shortage of Medications for Injured Who Are Deprived of Pain Relief
April 30, 2018


New Parent Lawsuit Exposes Stolen ‘Baby DNA,’ Says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom

Many States Are Storing, Using and Sharing Newborn DNA for Research Without Consent—and Most Parents Have No Idea
April 23, 2018


World Aghast at Facebook Data Scandal, But HIPAA Shares Private Patient Data Every Day

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Under HIPAA, It Is Perfectly Lawful for Hospitals to Share Deidentified Patient Data with Facebook—and That Should Frighten Every American
April 17, 2018


Congress Moving Ahead to Take Away Privacy and Consent in Matters of Substance Abuse

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Lawmakers Want to Share Substance Abuse Treatment Data Without Patient Consent; Patients Should Enjoy Protections in All Health Matters, But HIPAA Stripped That Privacy Away
April 9, 2018


10 Harms of Stripping Patient Consent

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says One of 9 Exemptions Will Protect Americans from Tax Penalties
April 2, 2018


March 2018

10 Harms of Stripping Patient Consent

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Fighting Legislation That Voids Tough Patient Consent Requirements in Minnesota Privacy Law
March 19, 2018


Not All EHRs Are Created Equal

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Government-Certified Electronic Health Records Are Costly and Intrusive, Some Doctors Like Their EHR but Most Don’t; CCHF Book on EHRs to be Released This Spring
March 12, 2018


Minnesota Legislators Introduce Bills to Bypass Consent Requirements and End Patient Privacy

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: If Passed, Bills Would Circumvent Minnesota’s Strongest-in-the-Nation Privacy Law and Render It Useless
March 7, 2018


February 2018

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Idaho Is Leading the Way Back to Affordable Health Insurance

CCHF Letter to Gov. Otter Commends His Action to Actively Protect Rights, Choices and Income of Idaho’s People; More Governors and Legislators Should Follow Otter’s Example
February 26, 2018


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Exposes IDEMIA and the Push for National Biometric IDs in America

New Report Educates Americans on Corporation Facilitating Government Intrusion—and Possible Future Biometric National Patient IDs
February 20, 2018


Health Plans and Hospitals Attempting to Repeal Minnesota Law That Protects Patient Privacy

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Those Who Support Repeal of MHRA Want to Strip Requirement That Patients Are Asked for Permission Before Their Private Medical Information is Shared
February 12, 2018


ACA ‘Stabilization’ Plans Rear Ugly Head Again

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: The ‘Shell Game’ of Reinsurance Bails Out Insurers and Puts Financial Risk on Backs of Taxpayers
February 5, 2018


January 2018

Patients Need Privacy Protections in All Medical Matters, Not Just Substance Abuse

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Congress’ Plan to Permit Sharing of Substance Abuse Data Without Patient Consent Would Be Detrimental and Strips These Patients of the Privacy Protections All Patients Need
January 29, 2018


ACA Stabilization Plans Stealthily Inch America Toward Socialized Medicine

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Taxpayers Becoming Insurers
January 22, 2018


In Ongoing CHIP Debate, Coverage Does Not Equal Care, Says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom

States Should be the Back-Up for Program, Not the Federal Government
January 15, 2018


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Encourages Americans to Support #PharmacyFreedom

Public Comments Taken Through Jan. 16 to Support Trump Administration’s Proposal to Allow Medicare Patients to Access Medications at the Pharmacy of their Choice
January 8, 2018


December 2017

Hits and Misses for Health Freedom in 2017’s Top Headlines

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: From Failed Obamacare Repeal to Zeroing Out ACA’s Individual Mandate Penalty, 2017 Was a Landmark Year for Health Care Policy
December 26, 2017


Newly Passed Tax Bill Pulls Back Individual Mandate Penalties, But Law Still on the Books

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom’s Twila Brase: Affordable Care Act Still Needs to be Repealed in Its Entirety
December 20, 2017


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Applauds Trump Administration for Highlighting Physician Option to Opt Out of Medicare Participation

New Medicare Participation Announcement Shows Leadership Is Committed to Transitioning Health Care Back to Patients and Doctors
December 19, 2017


CCHF Radio Feature Has Explained Health Care Headlines to Americans Since 2009

‘Health Freedom Minute’ Changes Hearts and Minds
December 18, 2017


Giving the Gift of Health Care Sharing

With Open Enrollment Nearly Complete, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Encourages Americans to Research Health Care Sharing Ministries and ‘Refuse to Enroll’ in Obamacare
December 11, 2017


Senate Passes Tax Bill and Repeals Obamacare Individual Mandate

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom’s Twila Brase: Affordable Care Act Still Needs to be Repealed in Its Entirety
December 4, 2017


November 2017

Congress and White House Waffling on the Most Egregious Tax Increase Foisted on American People—the Obamacare Individual Mandate

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Don’t Squander the Opportunity to Free Americans From the ACA’s Confiscatory Tax
November 27, 2017


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: With Legislation Pending, Congress Must Not Authorize Appropriations for CSR Payments

Congress Should Not Enable Health Plans to ‘Double Collect’
November 13, 2017


With Open Enrollment Underway, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Urges Americans to ‘Refuse to Enroll’ in Obamacare

Three Legal Alternatives to Obamacare Coverage
November 13, 2017


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: What Every Patient Should Know About Privacy

CCHF Leader Twila Brase Shares Info about HIPAA, Baby DNA, Coerced Consent, Hippocratic Oath and More at D.C. Gathering
November 6, 2017


October 2017

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Urges OMB to Include Parental Consent for Storage and Research of Baby DNA in Final Common Rule

Most New Parents Do Not Realize Newborn Screening Is a Government Program, Blood Spots Are Sent to State Health Labs and Many States Are Storing, Using, Disseminating and Researching DNA Without Consent
October 30, 2017


What Should Be Important to the Next HHS Secretary?

As Trump Considers Pharma Exec Alex Azar to Replace Tom Price, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says HHS Leader Should Put Patients First
October 23, 2017


President Trump’s Health Care EO Full of ‘Potential’ Commitments and Suggestions to ‘Consider’

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Stopping Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsiding and Ending ‘Special Contributions’ to Congress Will Help Unravel the Affordable Care Act Once and For All
October 13, 2017


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Calls for Action and Welcomes Health Care Champions to Event

‘Fox & Friends’ Co-Host Pete Hegseth Headlines Oct. 24 Fundraising Dinner in Minneapolis; Early Bird Deadline Ends Tonight
October 9, 2017


As Yet Another Non-Repeal Bill Fails, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says: Put a Real Repeal Bill Up for a Vote

Only a Pure Repeal Bill will Stop the Fruitless Quibbling Over Details that Killed BCRA, ‘Skinny Repeal’ and Graham-Cassidy
October 2, 2017


September 2017

12 Facts About the Graham-Cassidy ‘Repeal’ Bill

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: There’s Just One Problem With This Affordable Care Act Repeal—It’s Not Repeal 
September 25, 2017


What Will Happen to Parental Consent and Privacy Rights Once Federal ‘Common Rule’ Hits Its Original Deadline in January 2018?

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Is Asking President Trump to Protect Baby DNA, Patient Privacy and Parental Rights by Revising Obama-Published Common Rule
September 18, 2017


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom to Congress: Vote on the ‘Real Thing’ – A Real Repeal

ACHA, BCRA, ‘Skinny Repeal’ and ACA Stabilization Bills Aren’t Full ACA Repeal; Bring a Real Repeal Up for a Vote This Session
September 5, 2017

August 2017

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Iceland on Way to Eugenics with Eradication of Down Syndrome Births

Life ‘Nipped’ in the Bud; High Abortion Rates Occur Once Mothers in Iceland Discover Their Pre-Born Baby Has the Genetic Disorder
August 28, 2017


Trump’s Actions on Common Rule Will Protect Baby DNA and Restore Parental Rights

CCHF Advises the President and HHS Secretary Tom Price to Not Only Continue to Hold, But Change the Common Rule
August 23, 2017


Latest Round of 30% Premium Increases Points to One Solution – Repeal

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Trump and Price Can Help Collapse State Exchanges by Prohibiting CSR Payments
August 7, 2017


July 2017

If Full Repeal Is the Answer, Then What?

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Americans Voted for Full Repeal of the ACA But Many in Congress Are Waffling With the ‘What Ifs’
July 31, 2017


Still Not Repeal

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Senate Has Not Yet Voted to Repeal Affordable Care Act 
July 25, 2017


Charlie Gard Has Shown Us Our Future Under the Affordable Care Act

July 24, 2017


The Many Faces of Obamacare

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: If Congress and Americans Knew True Nature of Affordable Care Act, a Repeal Vote Would Be Easy
July 24, 2017


What Now? 

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom:  Full Repeal of Obamacare Has Always Been the Only Answer  
July 18, 2017


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Calls for Full Repeal, with Possible Vote Before Recess 

Congress Must Act in the Best Interest of the American People, Not for Big Insurance or Big Government
July 14, 2017


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Revised BCRA Has No Opt-Out from Obamacare 

Bill Does Not Repeal/Replace Obamacare, Reject Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidies, Repeal Mandates Nor Eliminate All Obamacare Taxes
July 14, 2017


CCHF Gives HHS 21 Recommendations for Unburdening Obamacare Regulations 

Actions Would Restore Health Freedom And Patient Privacy; Public Comments Accepted Until Midnight Wednesday Season
July 11, 2017


If You Can’t Agree on Repeal, Then Replace!

July 10, 2017


What Is True Health Freedom?

As Congress Holds Americans’ Health Care Fate in Their Hands, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Continues to Call for a Return to Simplicity, Affordability and Confidentiality.
July 3, 2017


June 2017

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Marks One Year of The Wedge of Health Freedom

The Wedge Brings Patients and Doctors Together in a Third-Party-Free Network That Restores Simplicity, Affordability and Confidentiality
June 26, 2017


Not Good Enough—New ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’ from Senate Still Isn’t Repeal

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom’s Twila Brase Is in Washington, D.C., Meeting With Lawmakers About Health Care Reform
June 22, 2017


7 Dangers of Guaranteed Issue

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Policies on Pre-Existing Conditions Are Keeping a Failed Government Health Care System Alive
June 12, 2017


Some Lawmakers Want Full Repeal

With the American Health Care Act again in jeopardy—it’s a Republican version of Obamacare 2.0 anyway, says Twila Brase of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom—several senators are calling for full repeal rather than a replacement that still compromises Americans’ health freedom. 
June 5, 2017


May 2017

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom to Congress: Prohibit New Version of National Patient ID

President Trump Signs Appropriations Bill That Will Provide Federal Funding for ‘Patient-Matching Strategy’
May 30, 2017


Why is GOP Dragging Their Feet on Repeal? They Can’t Let Go of ACA Centerpiece

In New Op-Ed, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom’s Twila Brase Says Those Resisting Repeal and Replacement Are Hanging on to the Guaranteed Issue Mandate, Which Is the Heart of Socialized Medicine
May 25, 2017


Minnesota Bows to Bullying with REAL ID Passage

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Minnesota Legislators Gave In to Unconstitutional Threats and Gave Up Tenth Amendment Rights of All Minnesotans by Agreeing to Conform to REAL ID
May 17, 2017


Which States Are the Worst Offenders for Storing Baby DNA?

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Educating Parents About the Collection, Storage and Research Practices in their Stateand How to Opt OutThrough CCHF’s Website ItsMyDNA
May 15, 2017


Moms, Do You Know Where Your Baby’s DNA Goes?

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Urges Moms and Dads to Learn More About Parental Consent Protections for Baby DNA at ItsMyDNA.org
May 9, 2017


House-Passed American Health Care Act Is Still Government-Controlled Health Care

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: AHCA Does Not Guarantee Lower Costs, Greater Choices or Broader Networks
May 4, 2017


Amended AHCA Is Not Repeal

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Federal Government Will Still Control Health Care, with No Guarantee of Lower Costs, Greater Choices or Broader Networks
May 1, 2017


April 2017

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: End Obamacare Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidies Now

In a New Op-Ed in the Washington Times, CCHF’s Twila Brase Says the Time is Now to Right the Obamacare Wrong
April 26, 2017


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom to GOP Lawmakers: Talk to Your Constituents While Home on Break

CCHF Says Republicans Need to Share Unpleasant Facts about Obamacare  
April 13, 2017


The Simplicity of Real Repeal

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom’s Twila Brase Says 2,700 Pages of a Bad Law and 40,000 Pages of Intrusive Government Regulations Can Be Fully Repealed with Just a Few Words
April 3, 2017


March 2017

What Went Wrong?

With American Health Care Act Dead on Arrival, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom’s Twila Brase Tells The Daily Caller President Trump’s Focus Must Be Freedom in Health Care
March 27, 2017


AHCA DOA

After Lawmakers Pull Bill, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says It’s Time to Go Back to the Drawing Board
March 24, 2017


Take It or Leave It?

With Health Care Vote Set for Today, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says Lawmakers Should Not Be Pushed into Voting for a Bad Bill
March 24, 2017


Americans Are Counting on Republicans to Keep Their Obamacare Repeal Promise

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom in D.C. This Week to Tell Congress How to Restore Health Freedom and Affordability
March 20, 2017


Good, Bad and Ugly of the GOP Replacement Plan

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: The American People Did Not Ask for a ‘Fix,’ But for Full Repeal of Obamacare
March 15, 2017


February 2017

4 Health Care Problems – And 4 Solutions

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Looks at Four of the Most Crucial Health Care Issues and Offers Ways to Ease the Burden for Many Americans Held Captive by a Failing Health Care System
February 20, 2017


Where’s the Bill?

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says Lawmakers Must Not Waffle on Their Promises, as They Now Soften Language and Claim Obamacare Will Be ‘Repaired’ Rather Than Repealed
February 13, 2017


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Applauds Confirmation of Tom Price as HHS Secretary

Read CCHF’s statement about the confirmation.
February 10, 2017


December 2016

A Three-Year Delay on an Obamacare Repeal Just Won’t Work

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Refusing to Repeal the ‘Unaffordable’ Care Act Now Will Make It a 2020 Election Issue
December 19, 2016


21 Principles to Restore Health Freedom

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Shares Pressing Health Care Concerns with Nation’s Top Lawmakers
December 12, 2016


Now Is the Time to Repeal

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: First, Use Tom Price’s 56-Word Repeal Language for Full Repeal of Obamacare, Then Determine Replacement Options
December 1, 2016

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November 2016

What Will Happen Next in Health Care?

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom’s Twila Brase Speaking at Event Thursday in Moundsview Focusing on Future of Health Care
November 15, 2016


The Only Obamacare ‘Replacement’ Is Repeal

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Don’t Waste Time on a Replacement Plan That Could Take Months or Years; Repeal Now
November 14, 2016


Will a Trump Presidency Fulfill Obamacare ‘Repeal and Replace’ Promises?

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Hopes Donald Trump’s Vow to End Obamacare Was Not an Empty Campaign Promise
November 9, 2016


Who Will Fight For Our Health Care?

November 7, 2016