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Citizens' Council for Health Freedom

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CCHF is a free-market resource for designing the future of health care.

About CCHF

CCHF is a free-market resource for designing the future of health care.

The Council is organized as an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Incorporation by the State of Minnesota: August 10, 1998.

In October 2010, the organization changed its name from Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC) to Citizens' Council for Health Freedom (CCHF).

CCHF President Biography

Slogan

Securing Health Freedom for All

Mission

CCHF supports patient and doctor freedom, medical innovation, and the right of citizens to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.

Goals

  • Individual patient and practitioner freedom in health care decision-making
  • Protection of patient autonomy and dignity through medical record privacy and strong patient consent provisions
  • Reduced dependency on government health care programs
  • Free and open health care market, including Medical Savings Accounts, and non-managed care health insurance options.
  • Market competition at the patient and consumer level.
  • Equal tax treatment for purchase of health care insurance
  • Privately-owned insurance independent from employment
  • Life-long insurance policies.
  • A charitable safety net strengthened through tax incentives
  • Elimination of taxes on health care services.



After CCHF president's speech, CCHF Board members deliver four stacks of petitions directly to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty at The Patriot radio station's "Undoing ObamaCare" event (AM 1280).

CCHF Board of Directors

Chairperson
Martin N. Kellogg
Retired
Former President of UFE, Inc.
 
Vice Chair
Maggy Kottman
President, AirCorps, LLC
 
President
Twila Brase, R.N.
Public Health Nurse
 
Secretary & Treasurer
Val Baertlein
Master in Public Health
Consultant in non-profits
 
Board Members
Dr. Matt Anderson, M.D.
 
Michael Beckman, P.T.
CEO, Valley Rehabilitation Services
 

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DPMA in the News!

August 1st, 2012

Written by Loren Heal

Physicians reacted with shock and anger to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the President Obama’s health care law, according to poll data and the leaders of activist groups, which are continuing to fight the law in court and via political action.

According to Kathryn Serkes, cofounder of the Doctor Patient Medical Association, a recent nationwide poll sponsored by her organization found 83 percent of U.S. physicians have considered leaving their practices due to President Obama’s law.

“This not just something that started today, and it’s not something that just started with passage” of Obama’s law, said Serkes. “There have been developments in medicine that have made it very, very difficult and have put some seriously different pressures on doctors. But this bill has certainly brought things to a head.”

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