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.

 

ACA I, II, III - Why the Affordable Care Act Should Be Repealed

 

"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

 

 

Democrats are Worried

Democrats are Worried

Two pollsters, who call themselves "lifelong Democrats," sound the alarm in POLITICO, saying the president is "determined to pursue a partisan agenda — the country be damned." Former Clinton pollster, Douglas Schoen and former Carter pollster, Patrick Caddell warn:

"Obama is not trying to unite the country. He's waging a class-based battle for political gain..."

TRANSCRIPT: “Health Insurance Exchanges: Progress Report” U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing

TRANSCRIPT: “Health Insurance Exchanges: Progress Report” U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing

February 14, 2013 - The U.S. Senate Finance Committee was chaired by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT). On the hot seat was Gary Cohen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO, pronounced "see-CY-o"). This transcript is incomplete, but has a few complete dialogues under topics labeled by transcriber. 

Unelected Board with the Power to Control Health Plan Availability

Unelected Board with the Power to Control Health Plan Availability

The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.com) launched a new billboard campaign (www.NOTaMarketplace.com) that helps shed light on the appointed, seven-member board of directors that will have authority, under proposed Minnesota legislation, to decide what insurance plans are available on the Minnesota exchange. As a result, Minnesotans will be at the board’s mercy when it comes to having a variety of insurance options available to choose from.

Obama's Rationing Plan Revealed in Lawsuit

Obama's Rationing Plan Revealed in Lawsuit

A lawsuit has unexpectedly revealed Obama's rationing plans. The Administration says states can cut Medicaid payments to doctors and other providers to hold down costs. This is a breathtaking statement. President Obama's signature law, Obamacare, adds 16 million people to Medicaid. It offers states the "opportunity" to expand Medicaid at no cost for the first two years, and then offers to pay 90% of the cost in perpetuity of all individuals eligible under the expansion. The law also increases payment to primary care doctors for two years to encourage them to accept more Medicaid patients. 

CCHF’s “NOTaMarketplace” Billboard Campaign Exposes Federal Deception

CCHF’s “NOTaMarketplace” Billboard Campaign Exposes Federal Deception

The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.com) launched a new billboard campaign today aimed at exposing the federal government’s deception of the American public in rebranding Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) health insurance exchanges as “marketplaces.”

Will You Be Exempt from the Individual Mandate?

Will You Be Exempt from the Individual Mandate?

IRS DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: May 2, 2013

Comment online: www.regulations.gov (IRS REG-148500-12)

Starting on page 8 of the 73-page proposed IRS rule to implement the mandate:

"[The federal health care reform law] provides that an individual is exempt for a month for which the individual lacks access to affordable minimum essential coverage... 

CCHF Action Alert - 2/26/13

CCHF Action Alert - 2/26/13

Tonight is the final committee hearing on the MN Exchange bill before both the House and the Senate version head to the floor for votes. Please come tonight and be a strong presence in the room. Or if you can't come, send an email today asking all the committee members to vote NO on House File 5, the health insurance exchange bill. 

The Exchange is NOT a Marketplace

The Exchange is NOT a Marketplace

The Minnesota healthcare exchange is not a marketplace. It is not, as some have called it, a “one-stop-shopping” place for health insurance or “Travelocity.” The MN Exchange, being built under DFL Governor Mark Dayton’s executive order, and now advancing through legislation, has been called the “Minnesota Insurance Marketplace.” 

Reality #8 – Public Locked Out of Exchange Decisions

Reality #8 – Public Locked Out of Exchange Decisions

The public will have no say over federal control of health insurance and medical care if the Minnesota Healthcare Exchange legislation (SF1/HF5)  passes in its present form. The Exchange Board will be exempt from all the  requirements that protect the public from runaway rulemaking. 

Reality #8 – Public Locked Out of Exchange Decisions

Reality #8 – Public Locked Out of Exchange Decisions

The public will have no say over federal control of health insurance and medical care if the Minnesota Healthcare Exchange legislation (SF1/HF5)  passes in its present form. The Exchange Board will be exempt from all the  requirements that protect the public from runaway rulemaking.