Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), a patient-centered national health freedom organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota, exists to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights. In 2016, CCHF launched The Wedge of Health Freedom, an initiative to transform and simplify health care in America, starting with direct payment between patients and doctors. Practices participating in The Wedge of Health Freedom agree to provide affordability, genuine care and trust that patients’ medical information will be kept private. Locations of Wedge practices can be found online.
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.
Twila Brase, R.N., president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, 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, Forbes, 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, pay for performance, and the implications of state and federal health care reform on patient choice and patient access to care. Download headshot…