The Wedge of Health Freedom® will put patients and doctors back together — and set them free.
The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) with a stack of regulations more than 8 feet tall, more than 132,000 pages of Medicare regulations, and onerous bureaucratic contractual requirements from corporate health plans, has intruded in the confidential patient-doctor relationship — and caused health care costs to skyrocket.
But around the country, pockets of doctors and patients are breaking free. The Wedge of Health Freedom® is pointing the way to this exciting escape route. With high-deductible insurance policies and health care sharing organizations on the rise under the Affordable Care Act, patients want doctors’ offices that are affordable, patient-centered, confidential, and free from outside interference—and doctors want to start them. Many doctors already have. Doctors using “Wedge Principles” work for patients—not the government or a health plan.
Today, these pockets of health freedom — the affordable practices, surgical centers, pharmacies and more that operate in this “wedge” of health freedom within the health care system — are invisible to most Americans. CCHF launched The Wedge of Health Freedom® to draw the public’s attention to these practices. Our plan as an organization is to grow The WEDGE so large that health freedom can never be taken away from patients or doctors. This is what our vision looks like for today, tomorrow, and the future:
The WEDGE Principles
- Transparent, Affordable Pricing
- Freedom to Choose
- True Patient Privacy
- No Government Reporting
- No Outside Interference
- Cash-Based Pricing
- Protected Patient-Doctor Relationship
- All Patients Welcome
WEDGE practices follow these eight principles. All patients, insured or uninsured, are welcome.
The WEDGE is not a form of coverage; it is not a substitute for insurance. The focus of The WEDGE is interference-free personalized care. Payment is by cash, check or charge.
Imagine. Imagine a practice where your doctor, dentist or other health care practitioner knows your name. Imagine going to a pharmacy that is not being forced by a corporate owner to refuse to dispense a doctor’s lawfully prescribed medication. Imagine a practice that doesn’t demand your insurance card and ID before the staff even say hello. Imagine a surgical center and radiology facility with affordable pricing.
WEDGE practices and facilities—and restored access to catastrophic medical indemnity insurance policies—are the way back to the future! A future, as it was in the past, where patients and doctors are free to work together for the benefit of the patient, prices are affordable and transparent, and care is confidential – just between you and the doctor.
Join The WEDGE today to escape the restrictions and intrusions of managed care (health plans), one-size-fits-all treatment protocols imposed by corporate health care systems, Obamacare, and Medicare — and find health freedom!
– Twila Brase, RN, PHN
Founder, The Wedge of Health Freedom®
President and Co-founder, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF)