Obamacare Exchange Opt-Out
I declare that I am opting out of any and all participation in the national Obamacare Exchange system. I hereby refuse to enroll in -- or use -- any state-based, “state-federal partnership,” or federal healthcare.gov website portal (“health exchange”) created under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Note: Your personal information is not shared with any third parties. Also, this document is not a government document and does not exempt you from the requirements included under the law. It is a declaration of an individual's right to opt out and to exercise the use of legal alternatives.
I base this declaration in part on the following reasons:
Privacy Protection: Without my consent, the Exchange will gather significant private data about my family and I, “under penalty of perjury,” and share that data online through the ‘Federal Data Services Hub’ with federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS), and Social Services Administration (SSA). In addition, the Exchange must issue “individual risk scores” on all citizens using medical data—and track and report certain information on treatment decisions without any individual’s consent. The law also authorizes the Exchange to collect unspecified “other data” about me and other Americans in a new federal database: the “Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) Program.” (“Privacy Act of 1974,” Federal Register, 2/6/13, p. 8538-8542)
National Insurance Registration System: The Exchange will gather data and monitor all participants in the Exchange, individual buyers, insurance sellers, employees and employers. (Sec. 1311) The Exchange will use data gathered from State and Federal agencies, employers, insurers, and individuals and provide that data to the IRS to enable enforcement of IRS penalties on non-compliant individuals and employers. The Exchange will thus compel individuals and employers to purchase only government-approved insurance.
Coercive Attack on Free Market Medical Care: Using the bait of federal subsidies and Medicaid, the Exchange is designed to entrap individuals in the Exchange and never let them out. (Sec. 1401) To receive subsidies or Medicaid, the Exchange requires these individuals to enroll in the Exchange and unwittingly provide their private data to multiple state and federal government agencies for tracking. The Exchange offers no private insurance. Every person who submits to the Exchange must provide their most personal financial and health information “under penalty of perjury.” (http://go.cms.gov/182nOFY)
Right to Not Participate: On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that I cannot be required by law to purchase any insurance or enroll in any government Exchange coverage. Furthermore, Section 1555 of the PPACA affirms an individual’s right to choose to opt out of the Exchange:
SEC. 1555 [42 U.S.C. 18115]. FREEDOM NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FEDERAL HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS. No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program expanded by this Act (or any such amendment), and there shall be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such issuer for choosing not to participate in such programs."
The national Exchange system is not a “marketplace” to buy health insurance. It is a federal command and control center that employs the states to abuse individual privacy and economic freedom with the false promise of government provided “health care.”
Therefore, I am opting out of the PPACA’s intrusive government-run Exchange.
Note: Your personal information is not shared with any third parties.