Health Exchanges - Imposing Obamacare

"The ACA cannot be implemented without an insurance exchange in each state. It's a go or it's a no-go. It's that simple." - As Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, Sept 2012, HealthDay.

"The exchange is the foundation of health care...Without these exchanges we're really not going to reform anything." - Terry Gardiner, national policy director for the Small Business Majority in 2010.

 

 

"Refuse to Enroll" plus Billboard and Bus Shelter Posters

 

2014 Billboard Campaign

 

Three Legal Alternatives

** Although exchange supporters encourage insured individuals and families to try to find lower-cost taxpayer-subsidized coverage on the government exchange, there is no reason to change coverage if an individual or family currently has private health insurance that meets federal requirements.

 

9 Exemptions and 14 Hardship Waivers - Obamacare Mandate

 

Hardship Exemption Information:

 

Qualifications for Exemption from ACA Mandate

Application for Hardship Exemption to ACA Mandate

 

Health Insurance Exchanges - Top Ten Terribles

15 REASONS: Oppose Obamaʼs Health Insurance Exchanges

CCHF mailed letters to all 50 Governors asking them to refuse to set up a state-based federal exchange (Florida letter as example)

Private Health Insurance Exchanges

MN EXCHANGE DOCUMENTS - contracts, letters, rejection letter

FEDERAL EXCHANGE DOCUMENTS (limited list) - letters from Congress and Federal Departments

 

 

NewUnitedHealth Group Won’t Play the Health Care Game with Exchanges - ‘Bails Out’

UnitedHealth Group Won’t Play the Health  Care Game with Exchanges - ‘Bails Out’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—UnitedHealth Group, Inc., is leaving more and more state Obamacare exchanges, announcing recently that it will also pull out of the health care marketplaces in Kentucky and Iowa, bringing to 26 the number of states the health insurer is quitting next year, according to Bloomberg.com.

Report Finds 300+ Obamacare Cybersecurity Incidents; HealthCare.Gov Vulnerable to Hackers

Report Finds 300+ Obamacare Cybersecurity Incidents; HealthCare.Gov Vulnerable to Hackers

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Over 18 months, HealthCare.gov, the government online portal used by millions to purchase health insurance under Obamacare, logged 316 cybersecurity incidents from October 2013 to March 2015, according to a new report released last week.

 

Are You Wrongly Labeled “Depressed”?

Are You Wrongly Labeled “Depressed”?

Have you looked into your medical record? Does it claim you are depressed when you aren’t?

SCOTUS Won’t Hear New Obamacare Case

SCOTUS Won’t Hear New Obamacare Case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will not hear the case Sissel v. Department of Health & Human Services this term, a challenge that could have harpooned the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

2015 CCHF Annual Event!

2015 CCHF Annual Event!

We had an absolutely amazing eveing with Dan Bongino and Rich Weinstein!!  Our thanks to all who joined that extremely packed house and to Dan and Rich for joining us.  Here's Rich accepting his award, Dan's keynote address, and Twila's comments.

The First Shoe Drops:  
UnitedHealth Group Considers Obamacare Exit

The First Shoe Drops:  
UnitedHealth Group Considers Obamacare Exit

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Just a few hours ago, news broke that UnitedHealth Group, one of the country’s largest health insurers, may cease offering coverage through Obamacare exchanges - a move that could have far-reaching effects on the already faltering government health care system.

 

Three Legal Alternatives

Three Legal Alternatives

Twila Brase, patient advocate and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, says there are better, smarter—and perfectly legal—alternatives to enrolling in Obamacare. Brase offers these three legal alternatives to enrolling in Obamacare:

 

 

City of St. Paul to Vote Tomorrow on Getting Access
to ‘Entire Medical Record’ of Certain Patients at HealthPartners

City of St. Paul to Vote Tomorrow on Getting Access
to ‘Entire Medical Record’ of Certain Patients at HealthPartners

ST. PAUL, Minn.—One privacy-focused health policy organization says a proposed data agreement between the City of St. Paul and HealthPartners may violate patients’ rights to give or deny access to their medical records and will put patients’ private medical data at risk.

Social-Media Sharing of Athlete’s Health Info Opens Privacy Issues for All Patients

Social-Media Sharing of Athlete’s Health Info Opens Privacy Issues for All Patients

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A sportswriter created quite a furor last week, not for his coverage of a soccer match or his prediction for the All-Star Game tomorrow, but for what he shared about a particular athlete on Twitter.

Chief Health IT Executives Push for National Patient ID System

Chief Health IT Executives Push for National Patient ID System
In a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) wrote the following:  "We must first acknowledge that the lack of a consistent patient identity matching strategy is the most significant challenge inhibiting the safe and secure electronic exchange of health information. …"