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...
On May 1, HHS released a report on the number of people enrolling in the Exchanges during the first open enrollment period, which ended March 31, 2014.1 HHS has also published data on the amount that has been spent on establishing Exchanges: both grants HHS has made to states--both to those that have established their own Exchanges and those that have not--and funds HHS has used to establish the federally-run Exchange.
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom opposes the proposed National Health Security Strategy 2015-2018 (Public Comment Draft, April 10, 2014). We will limit our comments to a few items...
Nationwide Refuse to Enroll Billboard campaign.
As health care costs continue to rise, individuals and families face difficult choices about health care coverage. More than 300,000 Americans have found an alternative in medical sharing groups. They have been available for decades, but they are virtually unknown. If you haven’t heard of them before now, you are not alone.
How do I qualify for an exemption from the fee for not having health coverage?
Most people must have health coverage or pay a fee (the “individual shared responsibility payment”). You can get an exemption in certain cases.
Starting in 2014, every person needs to have health coverage or make a payment on their federal income tax return called the "shared responsibility payment."
Some people are exempt from making this payment. This application includes one category of exemption. There are other applications for other categories of exemptions. You may apply for certain other categories of exemptions when you file your federal income tax return.
Republican Senators have sent a letter to White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, asking for information on the myriad agencies being used to implement Obamacare, despite having no authority or funding to do so. Here is their letter.
Defend Your Health Freedom!
Obamacare officially kicked off on October 1, 2013 with open enrollment through the state and federal government health exchanges. Exchanges, which are key to implementing health care reform, threaten individual choices, privacy, freedom and pocketbooks.