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.
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.
** 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.
Hardship Exemption Information:
MN EXCHANGE DOCUMENTS - contracts, letters, rejection letter
FEDERAL EXCHANGE DOCUMENTS (limited list) - letters from Congress and Federal Departments
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
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.
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.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), is in Washington, D.C., this week, awaiting the historic announcement of the Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell. The landmark case will decide if federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies for health care coverage for residents in states without a state-based exchange are indeed lawful.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is correct. What matters in the pending ruling on the Obamacare premium subsidies lawsuit is “not what Congress would have wanted, but what Congress enacted.”