King v. Burwell’s Impact on Americans



For Immediate Release
June 22, 2015

Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096,


King v. Burwell’s Impact on Americans


Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Americans Will Regain Health Freedom If Court Rules Against Federal Subsidies


ST. PAUL, Minn.—Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF,, 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.

CCHF, a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, has been educating Americans for five years about the dangers of Obamacare.

Brase, who will be available from the nation’s capital for interviews, says three scenarios are possible:

  1. The Supreme Court could rule that subsidies are illegal and must cease immediately.
  2. The Court could rule that subsidies are illegal, but may end at a later date, such as by the end of 2015, giving Congress time to decide if they want to make changes to the law.
  3. SCOTUS could rule in favor of Burwell and the Obama Administration to keep subsidies operating as they are now.

“To rule in favor of the Administration and keep Obamacare unchanged would be a terrible attack on the rule of law because it sends the message that the rule of law does not matter; whoever has most power, the strongest attorneys and the biggest voice wins,” Brase said. “Without the rule of law, it becomes the rule of power—all up to interpretation. Claims of intent and outside interpretations of intent would rule, not the actual words written in the law.”

A common concern is that 6.5 million Americans may lose their health care, as they won’t be able to afford coverage without the help of federal subsidies. But Brase says the majority of Americans won’t lose out, but instead will win back their health freedom because the law’s mandates and penalties on employers and most individuals are tied to the availability of premium subsidies. She notes that many of the people with subsidies enrolled in Obamacare to avoid penalties but, with a ruling for King, will no longer be under the mandate or its penalties.

“This is an opportunity to save America from Obamacare,” Brase said, “to protect their freedoms from government mandates, taxes and penalties, fewer jobs, work hours that have been cut to the bone, and lower wages. The Court and Congress must stick with the law as written by prohibiting illegal subsidies, then repeal it.”

Just last week, the Obama administration gave conditional approval to Arkansas, Delaware and Pennsylvania to expand their roles in the insurance marketplaces created under the ACA, according to an Associated Press report, perhaps in preparation for a King v. BurwellObamacare defeat.

“Anything the administration or Congress does to expand Obamacare will be a huge loss for the majority of the American people,” she continued, “who are being forced to purchase more expensive insurance, forced to work 28 hours instead of 40, and forced out of jobs because companies can’t provide insurance for all their employees—all thanks to Obamacare. At this point, the only fix is complete repeal.”

For more information about CCHF, visit its web site at, its Facebook page at or its Twitter feed, @CCHFreedom.

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom is a patient-centered national health freedom organization based in St. Paul, Minn., that exists to protect health care choices and patient privacy.​​ CCHF sponsors the daily, 60-second radio feature, Health Freedom Minute, which airs on approximately 350 stations nationwide, including 200 on the American Family Radio Network and 100 on the Bott Radio Network. Listeners can learn more about the agenda behind health care initiatives and​ steps they can take to protect their health care choices, rights and privacy. 

CCHF president and co-founder Twila Brase, R.N., has been called one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Health Care” and one of “Minnesota’s 100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders.” A public health nurse, Brase has been interviewed by CNN, Fox News, Minnesota Public Radio, NBC Nightly News, NBC’s Today Show, NPR, New York Public Radio, the Associated Press, Modern Healthcare, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Washington Times, among others. She is at the forefront of informing the public of crucial health issues, such as intrusive wellness and prevention initiatives in Obamacare, patient privacy, informed consent, the dangers of “evidence-based medicine” and the implications of state and federal health care reform.


For more information or to interview Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096,