Twila Brase is the president of the Citizens' Council for Health Freedom.
Twila Brase is president and co-founder of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), a national organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota supporting health care choices, individualized patient care and medical and genetic privacy. She is also a policy advisor for health care to The Heartland Institute.
In August 2009, Modern Healthcare named her #75 on their “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” list. Her efforts led to a 2014 parent consent law for federally-funded research using newborn DNA and a viral CCHF billboard campaign (“Obamacare Games”). Her efforts have helped 38 states refuse ACA exchanges, stopped government-issued treatment directives, added consent requirements for online access to patient data, drawn national awareness to nationwide genetic privacy violations regarding newborn DNA, and led to successful lawsuits in Minnesota and Texas against illegal state storage, use, and dissemination of newborn DNA (“Baby DNA”) for genetic research without parent consent.
In September 2014, Ms. Brase received the “Freedom of Informed Choice” award at the Sacred Fire of Liberty Gala and Award Ceremony in Maryland. In October 2013, Ms. Brase received the 2013 Eagle Forum’s Eagle Award for Minnesota. Ms. Brase’s “Health Freedom Minute” is heard on over 400 radio stations in 45 states.
She is the author of Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records, due for release in 2018.
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