***STATEMENT***

For Immediate Release
March 27, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT:
Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or Media@HamiltonStrategies.com
 

AHCA DOA

After Lawmakers Pull Bill, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says
It’s Time to Go Back to the Drawing Board

 

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Congress pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) this afternoon, just minutes before a scheduled vote. But too many conservative lawmakers had concerns and Republican votes were short, so the bill will not see the light of day, Fox News is reporting.

Despite the news that President Donald Trump said he was “done with health care” if the bill failed and would instead move on to tax reform, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom
(CCHF,
www.cchfreedom.org) says the screeching halt is a chance to go back to the drawing board.

Twila Brase, president and co-founder of CCHF, a national health freedom and patient advocacy organization that has long called for the full repeal of Obamacare, released the following statement today.

“Now, Republicans must go back to the drawing board, this time with conservatives at the table,” said Brase. “All the negotiations and disagreements over language in the bill can be solved by a replay of Republicans’ 2015 repeal bill—preferably a ‘beefed up’ version—or a full repeal of all 2,700 pages of the Affordable Care Act, which can be done in just 56 words.

“Americans asked for repeal,” she continued. “And Congress can easily provide it, then return health care to the states, where it belongs.”

Brase recently returned from Washington, D.C., where she met with lawmakers about the GOP plan as well as other important health care issues. CCHF prepared a document for members of Congress that outlined what the health freedom organization wants to see as health care reform moves forward. See the document here.

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 www.cchfreedom.org, its Facebook page or its Twitter feed @CCHFreedom. Also view the media page for CCHF here. For more about The Wedge of Health Freedom,
visit
www.JointheWedge.com, The Wedge Facebook page or follow The Wedge on Twitter @wedgeoffreedom.

###

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, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com.

page1image22048 page1image22208 page1image22368 page1image22528 page1image22688 page1image22848 page1image23008 page1image23168 page1image23328 page1image23488

 

view pdf