JANUARY 8:

CCHC Joins WCCO Radio for new "Patient's Perspective" Call-In Program

(St. Paul, Minnesota) - A new health care call-in program is coming to WCCO radio. "Patient's Perspective" will feature Twila Brase, president of the Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC).

Beginning January 8, and every Thursday afternoon through February, Ms. Brase will listen to concerns, field questions and take suggestions for health care improvements in Minnesota.

DETAILS
WCCO Radio at AM 830
Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Host: Kim Jeffries (Midday Live)
Citizens Advocate: Twila Brase, President, CCHC

"The Governor and the Minnesota legislature have asked for public input on health care policy. We want to do our best to make sure that citizens around the state are heard," said Twila Brase, president of CCHC

"'Patient's Perspective' will provide all Minnesotans with an easy way to express their frustrations and suggest their ideas for change. They can just pick up the phone and call. We'll share what they tell us," adds Brase.

PREVIEW
When the show segment was previewed for 20 minutes on December 18, the phone lines quickly lit up with callers wanting to share their concerns and contribute their ideas on health issues. Since there was not enough time to answer all the calls, WCCO has expanded each of the upcoming 8 segments to 60 minutes.

CCHC SURVEY
For those who are unable to get through during the program, CCHC offers another option for input: a simple survey on the CCHC website.

"WCCO is providing listeners with a unique opportunity to talk about an issue that is near and dear to the hearts of citizens everywhere. By providing this valuable public service, Minnesota legislators will be able to better understand the health care issues their constituents grapple with everyday," says Brase.

Media Contact:

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