Twila Brase is president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF,, a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights. Celebrating its 20th year, CCHF exists to protect health care choices and patient privacy. Brase, a registered nurse, has been called one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Health Care” and one of “Minnesota’s 100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders.”

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April 3, 2019, 3:16 PM EDT
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) touts Medicare for All plan. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
March 5, 2019, 3:07 PM EST
Many on the left are touting Medicare for All and free health care for everyone. There’s just one problem – it won’t work.
January 17, 2019, 5:16 PM EST
Two weeks ago, our organization called on States opposing Obamacare to take the judge’s ruling and run with it. The ACA was ruled “invalid,” giving states an easy opportunity to break free.
October 12, 2018, 2:48 PM EDT
Medicare is going bust in 8 years. According to the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, by 2026, there will be insufficient funds for care and access to physicians will become a major problem. Eight years is very short. Every politician is afraid to have Medicare fail on their watch, so they won’t get rid of Obamacare because they NEED the health plans.
August 15, 2018, 12:14 PM EDT
A District Court ruled in favor of the defense on a motion to dismiss a case involving Baby DNA in Michigan. Read the Aug. 8 Adam Kanuszewski, et. al. v. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, et. al. decision here.
January 3, 2018, 3:02 PM EST
This past year was certainly eventful when it came to headlines that shaped the health care landscape.
December 4, 2017, 3:20 PM EST
The U.S. Senate passed an historic tax bill early Saturday morning and addressed the Affordable Care Act individual mandate.
November 27, 2017, 3:37 PM EST
One of the leading political headlines is the progress of tax reform and how it will impact both Americans and businesses.
October 31, 2017, 10:10 AM EDT
The DNA of newborn citizens should not be used for research without parental consent, or later without their own consent as adults who were minors when their blood/DNA was stored by state government without their consent.
September 26, 2017, 2:52 PM EDT
The U.S. Senate plans to hold a vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. There’s just one problem.
August 28, 2017, 3:32 PM EDT
The nation of Iceland is working to eradicate Down syndrome births by making sure expectant mothers know about government pre-natal testing that would show if their baby has the genetic disorder.
August 8, 2017, 9:21 AM EDT
There’s more bad news for American families paying for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
July 26, 2017, 12:22 PM EDT
This outcome of socialized medicine should give all national health care advocates pause.
July 18, 2017, 2:43 PM EDT
Sen. Mike Lee (R.-Utah) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R.-Kan.) dealt a blow to Obamacare “repeal and replace” efforts last night when they announced they would not vote for the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
June 22, 2017, 10:04 AM EDT
The jury is still out on when exactly the U.S. Senate will commit to passing any sort of health care reform, whether repeal or replace. Some have said that resolving the issue in 2017 is unrealistic, while others are pushing for action before the summer break.
June 7, 2017, 10:24 AM EDT
With the American Health Care Act again in jeopardy—it’s a Republican version of Obamacare 2.0 anyway—several congressman are calling for full repeal rather than a replacement that still compromises Americans’ health freedom.
May 26, 2017, 2:43 PM EDT
What’s truly at the core of why Obamacare repeal efforts can’t seem to pick up steam?
May 10, 2017, 3:11 PM EDT
One thing most mothers might not know is how their newborn baby’s DNA is collected, stored and used for research.
May 4, 2017, 3:58 PM EDT
Today is not a "win" for health freedom.
May 2, 2017, 4:23 PM EDT
There’s still one major flaw in the amended bill—it’s not repeal.