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
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.
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. …"
THE RULING: On June 25, interns of news media ran the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on King v. Burwell (Obamacare premium subsidies issued by federal exchange) to waiting reporters. Even though the plain text of the law clearly states that federal premium subsidies can only be issued by an “Exchange established by the State,” the 6-3 ruling, written by Chief Justice John Roberts ignored the Rule of Law and declared subsidies could also be issued by the federal exchange. Justice Scalia’s dissent, which follows Roberts’ ruling in the document, is priceless. Read it here...
ST. PAUL, Minn.—The United States Supreme Court today announced its decision on the landmark Affordable Care Act case, King v. Burwell, which analyzed whether federal premium subsidies issued to residents in states without a state-established exchange are allowable.
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.
We’ll have the answer in less than two weeks. The U.S. Supreme Court will issue a ruling on the King v. Burwell Obamacare subsidy case by June 29. But pro-Obamacare forces are busy pressuring Republicans to let 6.5 million people keep their illegal subsidies (expand Obamacare) if the administration loses. Here is one example from Politico Pro:
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.”
Refusals are common in government programs. The only question is who refuses and who gets refused. Find below three tales of refusals and who’s being impacted – for good or for bad.
Medical schools are creating a new type of doctor. National Public Radio recently discussed medical training in the 21st century: