CCHF Applauds Senate’s First Step to Repeal Obamacare

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For Immediate Release
January 12, 2017

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Beth Harrison, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Applauds Senate’s First Step to Repeal Obamacare

Action Must Continue; Americans Deserve Fulfillment of Campaign Promises with Timely and Full Repeal of Affordable Care Act

PAUL, Minn.—Early this morning, the U.S. Senate took the first important step toward the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

According to NBC News, the 51-48 vote, almost entirely along party lines, does not repeal Obamacare but sets “the stage for Republicans to clear the first procedural hurdle for repeal of the massive health care law.”

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a national health freedom and patient advocacy organization, has long called for the full and timely repeal of the Affordable Care Act and says that campaign promises to the American people must be kept so that health care freedom can be restored.

“The move to repeal the Affordable Care Act must proceed quickly,” said Twila Brase, president and co-founder of CCHF. “President-elect Trump can’t repeal this harmful law on his own. Congress must continue on a fast pace to send him a bill without delay. Americans harmed by the unaffordable prices under the ACA and looking forward to the promised repeal of a fatally flawed and failing government system need Congress to get this done quickly.

“Voters chose Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, and repeal of Obamacare was the first thing on his agenda,” Brase continued. “Americans ushered in a new wave of Republican control nationwide in hopes of taking the country and health care back to freedom. We look forward to the end of the Obamacare era.”

After the marathon “vote-a-rama,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement, “The Senate just took an important step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare by passing the resolution that provides the legislative tools necessary to actually repeal this failed law while we move ahead with smarter health care policies,” reported NBC.

The House could vote on the bill as early as Friday.

Earlier this year, CCHF launched The Wedge of Health Freedom (www.JointheWedge.com), an initiative to transform and simplify health care in America, starting with direct payment between patients and doctors. Once the hundreds of third-party-free doctors practicing today nationwide join The Wedge and are a part of the “Map of Freedom,” patients will be able to easily find them and embark on a journey back to freedom, affordability and simplicity. These Wedge practices, where patients can find affordable, confidential, patient-centered care, are located in 42 states and can be found online.

CCHF is a national patient-centered health freedom organization existing to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights. For more information about CCHF, visit its web site at www.cchfreedom.org, its Facebook page or its Twitter feed @CCHFreedom. For more about The Wedge of Health Freedom, visit www.JointheWedge.com, The Wedge Facebook page or follow The Wedge on Twitter @wedgeoffreedom.

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Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a patient-centered national health freedom organization based in St. Paul, Minn., exists to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights. CCHF sponsors the daily, 60-second radio feature, “Health Freedom Minute,” which airs on nearly 800 stations nationwide, including nearly 200 American Family Radio and 100 on the Bott radio network. Listeners can learn more about the agenda behind health care initiatives and steps they can take to protect their health care choices, rights and privacy. For information on how to add “Health Freedom Minute” to a station lineup, contact Michael Hamilton at mhamilton@hamiltonstrategies.com, (610) 584-1096 or (215) 519-4838.

CCHF president and co-founder Twila Brase, R.N., has been called one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Health Care” and one of “Minnesota’s 100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders.” A public health nurse, Brase has been interviewed by CNN, Fox News, Minnesota Public Radio, Politico, NBC Nightly News, NBC’s Today Show, NPR, New York Public Radio, the Associated Press, Modern Healthcare, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Washington Times, among others. She is at the forefront of informing the public of crucial health issues, such as the importance of patient privacy and informed consent, the dangers of “evidence-based medicine,” “population health” and “pay for performance” and the implications of state and federal health care reform on patient choice and patient access to care.

For more information or to interview Twila Brase of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, contact Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096 x104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096 x102.