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

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For Immediate Release
February 10, 2017

CONTACT:
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 Confirmation of Tom Price as HHS Secretary

 PAUL, Minn.—After the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Rep. Tom Price early this morning as the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a national health freedom and patient advocacy organization, applauded the confirmation, stating that Price is the best person for the job.

“From dollars to health care delivery, Rep. Tom Price has experience,” said CCHF president and co-founder Twila Brase. “He is chair of the House Budget Committee, he knows what it’s like to work with Congress and he’s taken care of patients as a physician. Dr. Price had a bill to repeal every word of the Affordable Care Act, and we trust that he still plans to do everything possible to make that happen. He has publicly stated his opposition to government-run health care and socialized medicine.”

Brase added, however, that there are items in Price’s Obamacare repeal bill CCHF does not support because they create another federal law for health care with federal regulations, stipulations and requirements.

“The federal government’s involvement in health care is the problem, not the solution,” Brase said. “The only way back to freedom is by sending health care back to the states and the people that live there.

“After repealing Obamacare,” Brase continued, “the next item on the list for HHS Secretary Tom Price should be Medicare, particularly for those not yet dependent on the program. With a $43 trillion unfunded liability and rationing strategies emerging from Congress, Americans need the freedom to keep their own health insurance past the age of 65. Once that happens, a new wave of health freedom and competition will drive prices down—for care and for coverage. As HHS Secretary, there is perhaps nothing more important for Dr. Price to do after repealing Obamacare.”

CCHF has launched The Wedge of Health Freedom (www.JointheWedge.com) to restore simplicity, affordability, and confidentiality to health care. Thus far, nearly 200 Wedge practices, where patients can find affordable, patient-centered care, are located in 44 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.