CCHC Releases Research Document

Will MN Task Force Support Obamacare or Freedom?

(St. Paul/Minneapolis) - Today, in anticipation of tomorrow's first meeting of the task force, and after researching the members of the newly appointed Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force, Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC) releases a document containing statements and positions of members that may indicate support for ObamaCare or conflict with health freedom. The document shows that no relevant information was found for just two task force members, Mr. Melander and Mr. Walker. In addition, no information other than a statement in support of health freedom was found for Mr. William Wenmark.

In conjunction with the release of the CCHC research document, Twila Brase, RN, PHN, president of CCHC, makes the following statement,

""States have the constitutional right and duty to say no to the federal takeover of health care through ObamaCare. However, given the make-up of the health care reform committee, we are concerned that this task force may lead to implementation of ObamaCare.

"Whether or not task force members openly support the implementation of ObamaCare, it's clear that many of them support electronically accessible and linkable patient medical records and data collection and reporting initiatives that empower outsiders to control the practice of medicine and the treatment of patients.

"The implementation of ObamaCare is based on government regulatory control strategies, many of them related to data collection on individuals and doctors. The words 'report' or 'reporting' are mentioned 988 times in ObamaCare. The word 'data' is mentioned 524 times.

"We would like to encourage the task force to support patient and physician control of medical treatment decisions through private ownership of health care dollars and health care data. It's time to move Minnesota toward health freedom, not ObamaCare."


MN Health Care Reform Task Force Meeting
Thursday, July 15, 2010
9 a.m. - Noon

Minnesota Department of Health
Freeman Building
Room 144-145
625 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55164

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