Twelve Actions to Stop Obamacare


December 19, 2013
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We the People can stop Obamacare in 2014. It will not collapse on its own. Until it is pulled out by the roots, Obamacare is a danger to Americans, freedom, and the American dream. Stopping the Obamacare exchanges is key to stopping Obamacare.

You can help. Below is a unique health freedom version of  “the 12 gifts of Christmas 2013” – twelve reasons for hope that need to be heralded, enhanced and upheld in every state.  In that vein, I offer you 12 specific action opportunities to make sure that happens. Don’t miss the italics:
  1. Oklahoma’s Halbig vs. Sebelius Lawsuit Advances – If successful, Halbig will virtually shut down Obamacare. Where there are no subsidies (“affordable coverage”), there are no mandates or penalties. Halbig argues the law allows subsidies only through state exchanges, not the federal exchange. There are three other lawsuits challenging the subsidies. Expect one or all to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. I asked OK Attorney General Scott Pruitt what he’d like people to do and he said: Talk about this lawsuit broadly, including in letters to editor, tweets and blog posts.
  1. “No More Funding” Deadline Looms – On January 1, 2015, federal funding for state-established Obamacare exchanges goes away. Section 1311 of Obamacare says, “In establishing an Exchange under this section, the State shall ensure that such Exchange is self-sustaining beginning on January 1, 2015…” Refusing to enroll is important. Make the Exchanges non-sustaining by discouraging enrollment.
  1. The Obamacare “Kill Bill” – The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has drafted “model legislation” for states. If enacted, the state would revoke the license of any insurer that accepts federal subsidies through an Obamacare exchange. This would stop the IRS from penalizing businesses that do not offer health insurance (See #1 above). Tell your state legislator to introduce the bill.
  1. Enrollment on Life Support – HHS expected 500,000 people to be enrolled in Obamacare by October 31, with 7 million by March 31, 2014. But only 137,000 enrolled by November 30 through the federal exchange. Another 227,000 enrolled through the 14 state exchanges. PBS NewsHour has an amazing “expectations vs. reality” chart. Tell people why they should refuse to enroll.
  1. Uninsured Say NO to Obamacare The uninsured appear disinterested and the young and healthy – Obama’s target for wage and wealth redistribution – are not signing up for Obamacare. The administration needs 2.7 million Y&H enrollees. Unless otherwise linked, the following stats are taken from a RWJF report and an expert blog. Note: “signed up” doesn’t mean enrolled. Let the young and healthy know that Obamacare is a ripoff and Obamacare coverage limits access to care.
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  1. Constitutional Protections Remain – Forcing states to expand Medicaid was ruled unconstitutional. States can’t be commandeered by Congress. Thus far, 25 states refuse to expand Medicaid and 34 states refuse to build a state Obamacare exchange. Ask your Governor and state legislators to stay the course.
  1. Exemptions and Alternatives are Available – You can’t be forced to buy insurance and legal alternatives to Obama’s exchange include nine exemptions. Exemption #9 includes 12 “hardship exemptions.” Tell your friends and family there are choices and no one has to enroll in Obamacare.
  1. PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year – PolitiFact, a project of the Tampa Bay Times, has named President Obama’s statement, “If you like your health plan, you can keep it,” the LIE OF THE YEAR. Remind everyone that the President has proven he and Obamacare cannot be trusted.
  1. Resistance is on the Rise – The young are refusing to sign up; people may choose the penalty over the policy; more media are refusing to protect Obama; concerned Americans are opting out of the exchange, and doctors are refusing to participate in Obamacare. Ask your friends, family, colleages and doctors to refuse to enroll in the Obamacare exchange.
  1. Obamacare Realities Go Public –The pain realities of Obamacare mean 2010 Democrat smiles have been replaced with 2013 frowns, apologies, delays, special exemptions, “tech surges” and administrative obstacles to Congressional inquiries. Make sure everyone knows their pain is due to Obamacare – and that there are legal alternatives.
  1. Democrats Head to the Hills– As people lose jobs, wages, doctors and insurance, Democrats are panicking. Soon employer policies will be dropped or Obamacare-priced. Fully 50 -100 million more cancellations are expected. Democrats facing 2014 elections are trying to figure out what to do. Call or write your member of Congress and tell them to REPEAL IT.
  1. CCHF is on the Front Lines – Our organization remains on the front lines, bringing you key information, engaging in the battle of ideas, offering options, detailing the specifics, providing action steps, connecting the dots, and standing as a force for freedom committed to the repeal of Obamacare. Give a year-end donation today to support CCHF’s efforts to stop Obamacare in 2014.
We must not relax the resistance. We must not stop until Obamacare is repealed. Every day it remains in law our freedom is in grave danger. Obamacare has nothing to do with health care and everything to do with control of our dollars, our data and our lives.
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Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Twila Brase, RN, PHN
President and Co-founder