Health Care Exists Because of Patients

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For Immediate Release
June 7, 2016
CONTACT:
Beth Harrison, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102
 
Health Care Exists Because of Patients
 
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: The Doctor’s Only Contract
Should Be With the Patient; Both Deserve a Better System
       
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Somewhere in the progression of government intrusion into the exam room, bureaucratic red tape in medicine, impersonal and expensive care, and the blatant stripping away of patient privacy, an important fact was forgotten.
 
Health care is for patients. If health care doesn’t work for patients, it doesn’t work.
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.orgis urging medical professionals, lawmakers, policy writers and patients themselves to remember this crucial element and return to a place where health care meant just that—care
 
“To return to a health care system where patients are put first again and doctors have the freedom and ethical obligation to care for them the best way they know how, outsider management and control of the patient-doctor relationship must end,” said Twila Brase, president and co-founder of CCHF. “Third-party involvement by government and managed care from the first dollar of care is the reason why health care is so expensive today.
 
“There was a time when health insurance was used for what insurance is for: protection from the financial risk of expensive major medical events,” Brase added. “Patients had a deductible for minor and routine care, and affordable catastrophic insurance stepped in to cover disasters such as comas, cancer and car accidents. But under Obamacare, managed care corporations charge more and offer less than former catastrophic coverage plans, often denying access to care.”
 
Brase adds that a health care system that returned to true health insurance and a protected doctor-patient relationship would offer a much brighter—and freer—future:
  • Patients who feel valued and cared about
  • Time with doctors that doesn’t feel rushed with no restrictions on what they can talk about
  • House calls
  • Full choice of doctors and hospitals
  • The doctor’s office is a safe place where patient confidentiality is protected.
  • Prices for care and coverage are actually affordable
  • Mission of medicine—helping patients—is restored to doctors
  • Patients no longer feel like cogs in the wheel of corporate health care, as personal touch, eye contact and a real sense of being cared for are restored.
“The intrusions of big government and managed care are squeezing out the caring and ethical practice of medicine,” Brase concluded. “Today’s doctors work under restrictive Medicare agreements and managed care contracts. But the only contract doctors should have is with their patients because doctors should be working for patients—the only reason we have a health care system.”
 
CCHF is a national patient-centered health freedom organization existing to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights that focuses on critical health care issues such as Obamacare, REAL ID, compromised baby DNA and the dangers of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
For more information about CCHF, visit its web site at www.cchfreedom.org, its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cchfreedom or its Twitter feed, @CCHFreedom.
 
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Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a patient-centered national health freedom organization based in St. Paul, Minn., exists to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights. CCHF sponsors the daily, 60-second radio feature, Health Freedom Minute, which airs on more than 800 stations nationwide, including nearly 200 on the American Family Radio Network, 100 on the Bott Radio Network and almost 400 on the Christian Satellite 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. For information on how to add “Health Freedom Minute” to a station lineup, contact Michael Hamilton at MHamilton@HamiltonStrategies.com, (610) 584-1096 or (215) 519-4838.
 
CCHF president and co-founder Twila Brase, R.N., 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, Fox News, Minnesota Public Radio, 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 intrusive wellness and prevention initiatives in Obamacare, patient privacy, informed consent, the dangers of “evidence-based medicine” and the implications of state and federal health care reform.

For more information or to interview Twila Brase of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, contact Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096 x104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096 x102.