Perspectives on Health Insurance Exchanges
CCHF President, Twila Brase, joins Michael Cannon from the Cato Institute to speak out in opposition to establishing an Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange in Minnesota. The forum, titled, "Perspectives on Health Insurance Exchanges," was an 'invitation-only" event hosted by the Republican Health Care Task Force (RHCTF) of the MN GOP at the State Capitol on November 3, 2011. More information at our Health Insurance Exchange issues page.
Perspectives on Health Insurance Exchanges - November 3, 2011
Why Government-Established Exchanges are a Bad Idea - Michael Cannon's Speech
From Left to Right: Tim Wilken, former legislator, former insurance agent, and now lobbyist for MN Association of Health Underwriters; Michael Cannon from Cato Institute: Twila Brase, and Don Garlitz, presenter for bswift, the corporation running Utah's Health Insurance Exchange. Not pictured: Cheryl Smith from Leavitt Partners who presented in support of the exchange, Sen. David Hann (R-Eagan), chair of the Health and Human Services Committee; Rep. Steve Gottwalt (R-St. Cloud), chair of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, and author of HF497, the health insurance exchange bill CCHF defeated with the help of concerned citizens last session, and moderator John Tyler, member of the RHCTF, insurance agent and co-owner of Boys & Tyler Financial.
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