• Leading in the fight for the future of health freedom!
  • Our Mission - I

    Providing expert and positive representation in all matters relating to health and health freedom at international Codex Alimentarius meetings as the only health-freedom organization actively shaping global policy to protect food, beverages, nutritional supplements, and our general health
  • Our Mission - II

    Protecting the health rights and freedom of individuals and healthcare practitioners, including access to safe foods, beverages, and nutritional supplements in therapeutic values for optimal health as well as freedom of choice in healthcare practitioner and therapy
  • Our Mission - III

    Educating consumers, producers, healthcare professionals, and government and other leaders about health and healing modalities and how to secure and preserve health freedom
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The National Health Federation is the World's first health-freedom organization—and the ONLY one able to speak, submit scientific research, and actively shape global policy at international meetings of Codex Alimentarius, which means “food code” in Latin. NHF protects the health and health freedom of 7 billion people on the Planet.

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The National Health Federation leads in the fight for the future of health freedom!

NHF's Mission

The NHF is an international consumer-education, health-freedom organization working to protect individuals’ rights to consume healthy food, take supplements and the choice to use alternative therapies without unnecessary government restrictions.

NHF's Vision

NHF envisions a World free of any and all artificial impediments to securing and retaining excellent, abundant health and health freedom. Individuals should be free to choose for themselves their own means of maintaining and regaining optimal health.

NHF's Promise

NHF, together with health-freedom friends and colleagues throughout the World, vows to change and save lives through our uniquely leveraged position on the international political stage impacting food, nutritional supplements, and healing.

Don't be fooled into thinking Washington and the health-care industry are at odds over medical reform.

Conventional thinking says the private sector vehemently resists any government interference in free markets. As such, drugmakers, insurance companies, and other health-care players should be fighting to keep legislators out of their business, right? From the surface, that appears to be the case.

Bushels of Money & A Revolving Door

This year, health-care lobbyists are spending as much as $2 million a day pushing, prodding, and pampering legislators. Each lobbyist is striving to minimize the damage new reform will cause his client, while maximizing the benefit of tens of millions of uninsured joining the system. (Estimates on the exact number vary, but range between 30 million and 47 million.)

Through the third quarter of the year, the health-care lobby had already outspent its entire 2008 outlay ($486 million). By the end of the year, the estimated $550 million tally will easily be the costliest advocacy campaign in U.S. history. But this superficial arm-twisting between special interest groups and lawmakers is no battle. It's a mating ritual.

Records show more than 350 former legislative staff and Congress members have crossed the divide as private-sector advocates. At least half of these insiders have direct work experience (including two former chiefs of staff) with Senators Max Baucus (D-Montana) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), respectively the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, the most important group in shaping the health-care reform bill.

And it's not only a one-way ticket from Congress to the private sector. Washington's revolving door routinely sucks players from industry into government roles, as well.

The Women Behind the "Reform"

Luke Mitchell of Harper's magazine recently identified the driving force behind the Senate Finance Committee's reform agenda. It isn't Senator Baucus. Rather, it's Liz Fowler, Baucus' top aide and director of the Committee's health-care staff.

Fowler booked four years of political experience working for Baucus from 2001 to 2005. She left Washington for a high-paying job in the health-care industry, as vice president of public policy and external affairs at WellPoint – one of the largest U.S. insurance companies. Then, "sensing that a Democratic-controlled Congress would make progress on overhauling the health care system," Fowler returned to Baucus' side in 2008 (as the Beltway gossip paper Politico wrote at the time).

Or consider Nancy-Ann DeParle, the so-called health-care "czar" spearheading reform efforts for the White House. DeParle has a similar career path to Fowler's. Her former government jobs include director of what's now known as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as a stint at the Office of Management and Budget under President Clinton.

But between Democratic presidents, DeParle jumped into the private sector. She served on the boards of several major health-care firms, netting more than $6 million as director with medical-device makers DaVita, Guidant, and Boston Scientific, health-care IT company Cerner, Triad Hospital Systems, and others.

Never mind that during her directorship five of DeParle's companies paid more than $550 million in penalties for fraud, product liability, and antitrust matters – many of which involved tax dollars directly from Medicare and Medicaid.

As you can see, this is a dirty game. The players are making the rules. And everybody – but you – wins. It will likely become the biggest government boondoggle ever conceived.

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Excerpted from “Everybody Wins In Health Care Reform. Except You.” by Rob Fannon (© Daily Wealth, 12/3/2009, reproduced here with the kind permission of Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, LLC. 1217 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA; www.dailywealth.com)

Some of the things people are saying about the NHF

"Thanks so much for the amazing work you do. "
—Julia S.
"Thank you for all you do! Where would we be without our hard working dedicated health food advocates! Bless you!
Christine H.S.
"Great work you are doing, much appreciated."
—Helen F.
"Thanks so much for the amazing work you do. "
—Julia S.
"Thank you for all you do! Where would we be without our hard working dedicated health food advocates! Bless you!
Christine H.S.
"Great work you are doing, much appreciated."
—Helen F.

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