Replacing Obamacare is Simple


For Immediate Release
January 23, 2017


Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or

Replacing Obamacare is Simple

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says, ‘Send Health Care Back to the States’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—With a new presidential administration standing firm on its commitment to change the health care landscape in America, the time is ripe for lawmakers to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which has proven unaffordable to many Americans.

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF,, a national health freedom and patient advocacy organization, is encouraging lawmakers to return simplicity, affordability, health freedom and treatment choices to patients and doctors around the country—by sending health care back to the states.

“Congress is making repeal and replace more difficult than it should be because Congress still thinks it should be in the business of health care,” said Twila Brase, president and co-founder of CCHF. “But when it comes to health care, the federal government is the problem, not the solution. The entire focus of repeal and replace should be sending health care back to the states where it belongs.”

Brase says three key steps, after the limited ACA repeal available under budget reconciliation, can send health care back to the states, making care and coverage more affordable and available:

  1. Medicaid block grants for states

  2. Federal grants to states to re-establish high-risk pools for pre-existing conditions

  3. Repeal of the ACA’s prohibition on purchase of affordable catastrophic coverage

“Sending health care back to the states with these three simple steps will open up markets, restore competitive pricing for premiums, and make coverage more affordable and more available for all Americans,” Brase said.

Brase, whose op-ed was recently published in The Daily Caller explained how Congress shouldn’t be afraid of the 20 million people covered by Obamacare losing coverage. The op-ed, titled “Don’t Let the ’Uninsured 20 Million’ Statistic Fool You,” lays out how few people would actually be left without coverage after repeal.

CCHF has launched The Wedge of Health Freedom ( to restore simplicity, affordability, and confidentiality to health care. Wedge practices, where patients can find affordable, patient-centered care, are located in 43 states and can be found online.page1image21328 page1image21488

“The more doctors join The Wedge,” Brase said, “the faster freedom grows for both patients and doctors and the quicker prices drop—and the more patients discover the affordability and ease of direct payment and direct patient-doctor relationships.”

CCHF is a national patient-centered health freedom organization existing to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights. For more information about CCHF, visit its web site at, its Facebook page or its Twitter feed @CCHFreedom. For more about The Wedge of Health Freedom,

visit, The Wedge Facebook page or follow The Wedgeon Twitter @wedgeoffreedom.

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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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