Twila Brase is the president and co-founder of Citizens Council for Health Freedom, an organization that exists to secure health freedom for all and protect health care choices, individualized patient care and medical and genetic privacy rights. Twila is a certified public health nurse and is daily speaker on the Health Freedom Minute. She’s the author of ‘Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records.’
As many Crosstalk listeners know, Twila has a different take on healthcare. On this program she explained how she’s submitted a proposal to the Trump administration known as the ‘Made-in-America Healthcare Act.’
The program began with discussion concerning presidential candidates who are in favor of a socialistic approach to healthcare. One such example is called, ‘Medicare for All.’ The 10 year cost of this program was released recently and it’s estimated to run 52 trillion dollars. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign is proposing a lot of new taxes to pay for it while somehow claiming that the middle class will see no additional burden.
Twila responded by noting that Warren believes she can bring in nearly 9 trillion dollars from corporations and also add a tax for the wealthy. On top of that, employers will have to make payments to the federal government for Medicare. Somehow in the end, everything will be paid for and we’ll all be the recipients of ‘free’ healthcare.
Aside from that scenario, Twila believes that right now the cost for health insurance and medical care is too high. The reason is because government got involved through the consolidation that’s taken place because of the Affordable Care Act. In other words, since healthcare costs too much today, how does it benefit anyone when candidates like Warren say that we’d still have to pay the same amount for yet another plan? In addition, if employers have to pay more, that’s less they’ll be paying in wages, therefore the alleged ‘pipeline of funding from other sources’ to pay for this makes you wonder what’s going on here. As Jim noted, ‘It certainly seems like a bill of goods that is being sold to the American people.’
As this program moves along you’ll hear about the tie-in between healthcare for illegal aliens and the election, a Medicare related executive order recently signed by President Trump, Twila’s ‘Patient Toolbox,’ her appointment to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Quality Summit, as well as the 10 principles behind her ‘Made-in-America Healthcare Act.’ (web photo by B. Barker)
To access Twila’s ‘Patient Toolbox’ go to www.patienttoolbox.org