Event DescriptionObamacare: Repeal and Replace, with what?
Our February 2017 breakfast will focus on health care insurance, access to health care, and related issues.
Guest Speakers Twila Brase, President of Citizens Council on Health Care Freedom
Kerri Gordon, Director, Health Policy and Government Affairs
Moderator: Rep. Jennifer Schulz
About the Speakers
Twila Brase Twila Brase is president and co-founder of the Citizens' Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), a national organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota supporting health care choices, individualized patient care and medical and genetic privacy.
In August 2009, Modern Healthcare named her #75 on their "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" list. Her efforts led to a 2014 parent consent law for federally-funded research using newborn DNA and a viral CCHF billboard campaign ("Obamacare Games"). Her efforts have helped 38 states refuse ACA exchanges, stopped government-issued treatment directives, added consent requirements for online access to patient data, drawn national awareness to nationwide genetic privacy violations regarding newborn DNA, and led to successful lawsuits in Minnesota and Texas against illegal state storage, use, and dissemination of newborn DNA ("Baby DNA") for genetic research without parent consent. In September 2014, Ms. Brase received the "Freedom of Informed Choice" award at the Sacred Fire of Liberty Gala and Award Ceremony in Maryland. In October 2013, Ms. Brase received the 2013 Eagle Forum's Eagle Award for Minnesota. Ms. Brase's "Health Freedom Minute" is heard on over 400 radio stations in 45 states. She provides testimony at state legislatures, meets with members of Congress, and speaks around the country.
She also testified before a federal committee against HIPAA's national patient identification number. Her article "Blame Congress for HMOs" has been placed into the Congressional Record of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ms. Brase holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nursing from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, specialized in emergency room nursing, and is a certified public health nurse. (http://www.cchfreedom.org) "Securing Health Freedom for All"
Kerri Gordon Kerri joined Allina Health in March of 2010. In her role as Director of Government Affairs, Kerri oversees all local, state and federal public policy efforts on behalf of Allina Health. Prior to her work at Allina, Kerri oversaw public affairs for Clearway Minnesota. Previous work included lobbying for a firm in Washington, D.C., and working for the Minnesota Senate.
In 2002, Gordon received her Master's in Public Policy from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Gordon attended American University in Washington, DC where she earned her undergraduate degree. She lives in Minnetonka with her husband and sons.
Via the chamber's role of "Business Advocacy" the chamber hosts these gatherings to bring public officials and the business community together to explore collaboration, to learn from each other, and to air issues of concern which impact Minnesota's business climate.
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