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Twila Brase

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.

[More info about Ms. Brase here.]

Recent Articles and Publications

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October 13, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, S. T. Karnick, Heartland Staff, Jane M. Orient, M.D., John Dale Dunn, Roger Beauchamp , Hal Scherz, Michael J. Koriwchak , Chad Savage, Devon Herrick, Scott Ehrlich, Dave Racer, Kathleen Brown , Twila Brase
"Attention Congress, this is what leadership looks like." - Tim Huelskamp
July 18, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Justin Haskins, Michael Hamilton, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Alieta Eck, M.D., Scott Ehrlich, John McAdams (1945 - 2021), Devon Herrick, John Hunt, M.D., Chad Savage, Dave Racer, Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Kevin W. Glass, Roger Stark, M.D., Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Twila Brase
‘Repealing Obamacare and starting from scratch will likely result in a far more free-market replacement bill than the one recently considered by the Senate.’ – Peter Ferrara
May 18, 2017
By Michael Hamilton, Twila Brase
Doctors and patients are finding each other in a free market despite obstruction by federal and state regulations.
May 4, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Michael Hamilton, Jeff Stier, John Garven, Hal Scherz, Elizabeth B. Stelle, Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Twila Brase, Roger Stark, M.D.
"Truly patient-centered, free-market reform would cease from steering tax dollars toward insurers and rewarding individuals with tax credits for buying overpriced insurance plans." - Michael Hamilton
March 16, 2011
By Twila Brase
One week ago, Governor Mike Beebe revealed that he had been planning fundamental and unprecedented changes in the state’s Medicaid system, in concert with the Obama Administration, with little or no consultation with state legislators.
July 1, 2003
By Twila Brase
The federal medical privacy rule went into effect on April 14, 2003. It gives us no reason to celebrate.
April 1, 2003
By Twila Brase
The applause was virtually unanimous. President Bush made several rousing statements about health care in his State of the Union address, and Congress responded with vigorous hand clapping--10 times in all, and on both sides of the political aisle.
February 1, 2003
By Twila Brase
Minnesota health officials have obtained a property right to individually identifiable medical data. An administrative law judge ruled the health department has the authority to build a state health care database. No patient consent is required.

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