About CCHF

CCHF is organized as an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Incorporation by the State of Minnesota: August 10, 1998. 

In October 2010, the organization changed its name from Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC) to Citizens' Council for Health Freedom (CCHF).


Our Slogan

Securing Health Freedom for All


Our Mission

Protect health care choices, individualized patient care and medical and genetic privacy rights.


Our Goals

  • Individual patient and practitioner freedom in health care decision-making
  • Protection of patient autonomy and dignity through medical record privacy and strong patient consent provisions
  • Reduced dependency on government health care programs
  • Free and open health care market, including Health Savings Accounts, and non-managed care health insurance options.
  • Market competition at the patient and consumer level.
  • Equal tax treatment for purchase of health care insurance
  • Privately-owned insurance independent from employment
  • Life-long insurance policies.
  • A charitable safety net strengthened through tax incentives
  • Elimination of taxes on health care services.


CCHF Board 2015

CCHF Board members: Mike Beckman; Maggy Kottman; Twila Brase, President; Wesley Harvey; Val Baertlein. Pictured at 2015 Annual Dinner with special guests Richard Weinstein (far left) and Dan Bongino (center). [not pictured: Chris Kauffman and Martin Kellogg]

CCHF Board of Directors


Interim Chair
Maggy Kottman
President, AirCorps, LLC
President & Co-Founder
Twila Brase, R.N.
Public Health Nurse
Val Baertlein
Master in Public Health
Consultant in non-profits
Michael Beckman, P.T.
CEO, Valley Rehabilitation Services
Chris Kauffman
Mayor, Hanover, MN
Owner and President, K-Manufacturing
Wesley J. Harvey
J.D. Candidate - 2016
University of St. Thomas School of Law
President, UST Health Law Society
Chairman Emeritus & Co-Founder
Martin Kellogg
CEO, UFE, Inc.