Planned Parenthood Gets Obamacare Cash



For Immediate Release
September 23, 2015

Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 104,


Planned Parenthood Gets Obamacare Cash

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom:  Congress Should Pull All Obamacare Funding from Group that Has Deeply Offended the American People


ST. PAUL, Minn.—Obamacare has certainly made some enemies since the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010. But Obamacare is making friends with some unlikely partners as well.

A new report in the Washington Times found that Planned Parenthood, which has been under fire this summer after a series of 10 undercover videos detailed the possible harvesting, bartering and selling of body parts of aborted babies, is receiving more than a million dollars in Obamacare grants.

Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF,, a national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, recently reported on the news in CCHF’s daily, 60-second Health Freedom Minute radio feature.

Heard on approximately 350 stations nationwide, including 200 on the American Family Radio Network and 100 on the Bott Radio Network, Health Freedom Minute helps listeners learn more about the agenda behind health care initiatives, as well as steps they can take to protect their health care choices, rights and privacy. 

“In one video, a procurement technician describes the horror of cutting through the head of an aborted baby to extract the brain,” Brase says of the disturbing series of videos. “Yet now we learn that Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa, Missouri and Montana just received over $1 million dollars in federal grants to sign people up for Obamacare. What other group, having offended the public so deeply, would continue to receive any federal funds?”

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 241-187 to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood for a year, according to Fox News. The bill, which now moves to the Senate, would transfer Planned Parenthood’s federal money to thousands of government-backed community health centers. Fox News also reported that Planned Parenthood receives about $450 million yearly in federal payments—roughly one-third of its $1.3 billion budget.

According to the Washington Times, the Planned Parenthood chapters in the three states were “among 100 recipients of ‘navigator’ grants, which pay nonprofit groups to provide in-person help to people trying to sign up for coverage under Medicare or the health insurance exchanges set up under Obamacare.”

Added Brase, “Planned Parenthood also received these grants in 2013 and 2014. It was bad enough then, but that was before we knew what we know today. Congress should pull all Obamacare funding from Planned Parenthood.”

Recent Health Freedom Minute topics have included Obamacare, patient profiling, medical data privacy, socialized medicine, Medicaid expansion and the hacking of medical records. The program is free for stations to run; for details, contact Michael Hamilton at or (610) 584-1096 or (215) 519-4838.

On Oct. 22, CCHF will host a special event, “Breaking Free from Obamacare,” with two conservative superstars. At its annual fundraising dinner,CCHF will welcome keynote speaker Dan Bongino, former Secret Service agent, bestselling author, the 2014 CPAC “Top 10 Under 40” Award Winner, guest radio host for Sean Hannity and Mark Levine, and a regular guest on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and more. A special guest at the event will be Rich Weinstein, the “Father of Grubergate,” who discovered the videos where Affordable Care Act architect Jonathan Gruber admitted to deception to pass Obamacare.

The evening will enable CCHF to do what it does best—protect patients and doctors from government encroachment; distill complex health care issues into the easy-to-understand Health Freedom Minutes that air on more than 350 radio stations across the country; target the Achilles’ heel of health care policy; and keep the business of health care from destroying the caring mission of medicine. Click here for more information on the Oct. 22 event in Minneapolis.

For more information about CCHF, visit its web site at, its Facebook page at or its Twitter feed, @CCHFreedom.

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 approximately 350 stations nationwide, including 200 on the American Family Radio Network and 100 on the Bott Radio 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. 

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, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, or Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096,

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