Tea Party on Socialized Medicine

July 2nd, 2009 Noon-4:00 pm at the Sioux Falls Fairgrounds

Health Fair from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Concessions Available) - Program from 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Music by Jon Michaels Productions and Mogen’s Heroes today known as “Aspirin and the Bandaids”

~ Health Care Rally Speakers ~
Additional speakers not listed.

Twila Brase, RN, PHN

TWILA BRASE, RN, PHN, Public Health Nurse
President, Citizens’ Council on Health Care

Twila Brase is president of the Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC), a free-market, health care policy organization based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

In 2000, the Minnesota Physician magazine selected her as one of “Minnesota’s 100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders.” Her organization’s efforts have led to the 2006 expiration of government- issued medical treatment directives, the governor’s 2008 veto of a “Baby DNA Warehouse” bill, informed consent requirements for access to medical data, the 2007 and 2008 defeat of the proposed Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange, and the 2009 defeat of legislation to repeal genetic privacy and informed consent rights over government storage and research on newborn DNA.

Sally Pipes


Sally C. Pipes is president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Research Institute, a California-based think tank founded in 1979. An expert in the Canadian and American health systems, Ms. Pipes writes, speaks, debates and gives invited testimony on key health care issues facing America.

She is the author of The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care a Citizen’s Guide and Miracle Cure: How to Solve America’s Health Care Crisis and Why Canada Isn’t the Answer, in addition to numerous op-eds, TV, and radio appearances.

David A Noebel


David A. Noebel, president of Summit Ministries, has been a college professor, college president and candidate for the U.S. Congress. He is an author, editor, public speaker, and ordained minister. He is recognized as an expert on worldview analysis and the decline of morality and spirituality in Western Civilization.

Noebel also serves as editor of the ministry’s publication The Journal, a monthly review of the news. He travels worldwide lecturing in high schools, universities, and churches. He is a member of the Council for National Policy, the National Association of Scholars, the American Philosophical Association, and the Society of Christian Philosophers.

Noebel was a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. He holds a B.A. from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and a M.A. from the University of Tulsa. David and his wife Alice, live in Manitou Springs, Colorado. They have two children and five grandchildren.

Jane M Orient, MD, FACP


Jane M. Orient obtained her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1974. She completed an internal medicine residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals and then became an Instructor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She has been in solo private practice since 1981 and has served as Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) since 1989.

She is the author of YOUR Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism about National Healthcare, Sutton’s Law (a novel about where the money is in medicine today), and the second and third editions of Sapira’s Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis. She is the editor of AAPS News, the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter, and Civil Defense Perspectives, and is the managing editor of The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Allen D Unruh


Dr. Unruh has been in full time practice since 1970. He spear-headed the “Free Choice Initiative” while he was president of the SDCA to combat discriminatory practice in managed care. Dr. Unruh was on the Physician’s advisory council and appointed “Physician of the Year” by the National Republican Congressional Committee. A former candidate for the U.S. Congress, he’s been the State chairman for two candidates for President of the United States. Dr. Unruh is currently the National Chairman of the grassroots “Stop Government Controlled Health Care Campaign” throughout America.

Dr. Unruh has been a featured speaker at the National Reclaiming America conference in St. Petersburg Fla. He is the author of “Why Government Health Care Doesn’t Work”, “If the Government Doesn’t Get off Our Backs, The Whole Country Will Need a Chiropractor” and “Laughter Is the Best Medicine.” He and his wife, Leslee, have formed a national “Speak Up” to address the cultural issues and speaking on Basic Americanism.

Dr. R. Blake Curd DR. R. BLAKE CURD

R. Blake Curd, M.D. is a Hand, Microvascular, and Orthopedic Surgeon in private practice at the Orthopedic Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dr. Curd is a tireless spokesman and advocate for a patient’s right to make the health care decisions they deem in their own best interest. He also has been intimately involved in the ongoing political debate about who should assist patients in these decisions-a physician/health care provider or the insurance industry and government.

Dr. Curd is Chairman of the Board and President of Surgical Management Professionals (SMP.) SMP is a physician owned company that assists physicians in the design, build, management, and equity investment of physician owned ambulatory surgical centers and physician owned hospitals. Dr. Curd is currently the Treasurer of Physician Hospitals of America, the trade organization representing the physician owned hospital industry. PHA is a staunch advocate for the rights of physicians to control all aspects of health care delivery and is an ever-present advocate in Washington, DC.

Dr. Curd is a frequent guest lecturer and speaks locally, regionally, and nationally on his profession of Hand and Microvascular Surgery. He has lectured and performed surgery on five continents. His expertise is also called on regularly to engage in the debate on healthcare reform, physician ownership in healthcare, and physician rights. Dr. Curd makes multiple trips to Washington DC each year to assist in advocating to Congress and the Administration in these areas.

Richard Baker

Richard Baker

In 2003, Richard baker founded Timely Medical Alternatives, an organization which he likens to a Freedom Train, sending thousands of Canadians to the U.S. for life saving surgical procedures. The very existence of this organization speaks volumes about the failure of socialized medicine.

Richard has become one of the leading spokespeople for free-market reform of Canada’s dysfunctional, single payer healthcare system. As such, he is often called upon for media interviews and speaking engagements throughout North America. He has been interviewed by ABC TV’s 20/20 program, Dan Rather Reports, Jerry Agar on WABC radio, The Mike Gallagher Show, NPR Radio, and U.S. News & World Report.

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