For Immediate Release
April 13, 2017
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 to GOP Lawmakers: Talk to Your Constituents While Home on Break
CCHF Says Republicans Need to Share Unpleasant Facts about Obamacare
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Republican lawmakers are steering clear of town hall meetings and public forums in their districts during the current April recess, USA Today is reporting, largely because of constituents’ displeasure with Obamacare repeal efforts in Washington.
But, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), this recess is the perfect time for legislators to explain to voters how the Affordable Care Act is not only increasing costs, but reducing quality of care and decreasing access to treatments, specialists and health care facilities.
“Rather than shying away from public gatherings where legislators might take some heat from both progressives for voting to replace Obamacare and from conservatives for failing to fully repeal it, they should be more proactive in their communities than ever before,” said Twila Brase, president and co-founder of CCHF. “Now is the time to explain to voters of every political stripe why repeal of Obamacare is not only possible, but crucial to American patients and families. It’s what voters were promised, and members of Congress can use this time to remind voters why those promises are so important.”
CCHF, a national health freedom and patient advocacy organization, has long called for the full repeal of Obamacare and says that, in line with the principles of federalism, repeal must not include replacing one federal program with another.
USA Today further reported that roughly 30 newspaper editorials have recently slammed lawmakers for avoiding town halls and called on them to face their voters. The newspaper also reported that Rep. Mark Meadows is planning to deliver another Obamacare repeal and replacement plan to House Speaker Paul Ryan next week. And President Donald Trump said this week that health care reform will pave the way for tax reform, and, therefore, will become a priority again, according to Fox News.
CCHF’s newest initiative, The Wedge of Health Freedom (www.JointheWedge.com), aims to use third-party-free direct payment to transform the entire health care system back to freedom and restore simplicity, affordability and confidentiality. Nearly 200 Wedge practices, where patients can find affordable, patient-centered care, are located in 44 states and listed 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 www.cchfreedom.org, its Facebook page or its Twitter feed @CCHFreedom. Also view the media page for CCHF here. For more about The Wedge of Health Freedom, visit www.JointheWedge.com, The Wedge Facebook page or follow The Wedge on Twitter @wedgeoffreedom.
To interview CCHF’s Twila Brase, contact Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096 x104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096 x102.