American health care is in crisis. It is bankrupting our country. Government regulations prevent consumers from choosing health insurance policies that fit their needs. If Americans are going to have sustainable, affordable health insurance, current policies must be reformed to allow a consumer-driven health insurance market to develop.
But reforming health insurance policies isn’t enough. Health care cannot be transformed without changing the medical paradigm from one that is based on dangerous synthetic drugs to one that incorporates natural medicine, lifestyle changes, and prevention. Standing in the way is the Food and Drug Administration, a government agency that is funded by the same industry it is meant to regulate. Our FDA Death Meter site shows the toll that this crony medicine has taken on our country. If we don’t reform the FDA, then many more Americans will needlessly suffer.
- Modified the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that the Comparative Effectiveness Research program (now called the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) includes integrative medicine practitioners on the board and advisory panel.
- Supported the extension of short-term health plans, which do not need to adhere to certain Obamacare regulations, which gives Americans more and cheaper health care options
- Supported expanding access to association health plans, where individuals with a common profession or interest can band together and count as a “large group” for health insurance purposes. These plans also do not need to adhere to Obamacare restrictions, giving Americans more health care options.
Deaths Caused by the FDA:
—and Counting!NOTE: These are deaths from FDA-approved drugs, vaccines, and medical devices since 2005—as reported by the FDA itself. Most experts agree that these numbers are grossly underreported, and that the real number of deaths is between 5-100x more than what the FDA is required to report. That means the actual number of deaths caused by the FDA looks like the following!
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Lawmakers may still have a go at changing healthcare—through their tax plan. From The New York Times: Senate Republicans have decided to include the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most people have health insurance into the sprawling tax rewrite…. They also… revea...
Jul 25, 2017 6
The Caucus's new bill ironically misses what is most needed: consumer medical freedom of choice! Action Alert! Last week, the House Freedom Caucus took steps to move forward on an Obamacare repeal bill. It is the same bill that passed both Congressional chambers in 2015 but vetoed by President Ob...
Jul 3, 2017 2
That is exactly what we need. Action Alert! At ANH, we argue that contemporary healthcare systems would be a whole lot less broken if they weren't so burdened by a range of chronic and degenerative conditions that would be much more effectively dealt with outside the existing hospital/medical/pharm...
Jun 9, 2017 1
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Mar 21, 2017 11
This isn’t the way to fix American healthcare. Last week, the Trump administration released its proposed 2018 budget. The document includes a proposal to increase the user fees the FDA collects from pharmaceutical companies to $2 billion—twice as much as in 2017, according to the president’s b...
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Studies on the effectiveness of the drug industry’s biggest sellers are frankly shocking, according to researchers. We—as individual consumers and as taxpayers—are apparently wasting money on expensive drugs that don’t work. And the side effects are often disastrous. “Every day, millions o...
Jan 17, 2017 14
Another key natural medicine to bite the dust? Action Alert! The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is moving against cannabidiol (CBD), a supplement used to control pain and inflammation. The circumstances are extremely suspicious. Late last year, the DEA published a final rule that classifies marijuana...
Jan 3, 2017 1
Looking ahead, here’s what we hope to accomplish by all working together. Stop FDA’s Current Attempt to Eliminate New and Better Supplements You can read our full coverage of the issue here. Simply put, the FDA has mangled Congress’s original intent when it enacted in the Dietary Supplement He...