Twila Brase, President of CITIZENS' COUNCIL ON HEALTH CARE is recognized among "the most powerful national voices on health care policy"

(Minneapolis/Saint Paul)Modern Healthcare magazine has just named Twila Brase, president of Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC) as one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.”

The 100 health care leaders were chosen from 25,700 nominations. According to Modern Healthcare, the 301 nominees with the most votes were placed on a final ballot. Nearly a half million votes were cast to select the final top 100 individuals on the list.

The first nine individuals on the list are all high-ranking government officials, topped off by President Obama, who is ranked at number one.

Twila Brase, president of CCHC, is ranked at number 75, one of only 2 individuals from Minnesota. The other, Stephen Hemsley, is President and CEO of UnitedHealth Group, is ranked at number 44.

She joins a roster of very influential and well-known leaders across the country, at noted below in an abridged list of individuals with their published ranking:

  • President Barack Obama – 1
  • Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corp. - 13
  • Newt Gingrich, Founder, Center for Health Transformation - 24
  • Billy Tauzin, President and CEO, PhRMA - 39
  • Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans - 50
  • Chip Kahn, President, Federation of American Hospitals - 67
  • Betsy McCaughey, Founder/Chair, Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths – 72
  • Twila Brase, President, Citizens’ Council on Health Care - 75
  • Mike McCallister, President and CEO, Humana - 79
  • Thomas Dolan, President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives - 81
  • J. James Rohack, President, American Medical Association - 95
  • John Rother, Executive VP of Policy and Strategy, AARP - 97
  • Darrell Kirch, President, Association of American Medical Colleges - 100 Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corp. - 13
  • Thomas Dolan, President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives - 81
  • J. James Rohack, President, American Medical Association - 95
  • John Rother, Executive VP of Policy and Strategy, AARP - 97
  • Darrell Kirch, President, Association of American Medical Colleges - 100

 

Twila Brase, a Registered Nurse, and Public Health Nurse, has attained this recognition through diligent and incisive critiques and testimony in favor of patient-centered health care, medical privacy rights, and free-market concepts.

 

This important work counters the present rush of national leadership toward a federal takeover of health care and government control of medical treatment decisions and health insurance options.

 

The full list of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” can be found at:

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20090824/REG/908219994

Media Contact:

 

Twila Brase, President
Phone: 651-646-8935 (office)
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