Minnesota Engagement

CCHF Testimony – Opposing Obamacare “Exchange”

CCHF Testimony – Opposing Obamacare “Exchange”

First of all, to be clear, this is not a marketplace. It’s a government bureaucracy.

The government health insurance exchange is a key part of the federal strategy to takeover and nationalize health care. According to the Star Tribune, an executive at UnitedHealth Group called the exchange the “heart” of federal health care reform.

DISCLOSED: Salaries of MN Health Insurance Exchange

DISCLOSED: Salaries of MN Health Insurance Exchange

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, in response to MN state Senator David Hann's request for the information, sent a list of the names, positions, and salaries of the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange staff. Today, Sen. Hann held a press conference to discuss these salaries in light of the fact that the Minnesota legislature has not authorized the Exchange.

Petition to Oppose Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange in MN

Petition to Oppose Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange in MN

Obamacare requires States to set up federal command and control centers over health insurance and medical care. These centers are called "American Health Benefit Exchanges" or "Health Insurance Exchanges" for short. The data infrastructure will monitor citizen compliance with the unconstitutional mandate to purchase health insurance. The first set of federal exchange regulations include the word "require" 811 times. The Minnesota legislature said "no" to the Exchange, but Governor Dayton is using more than $5 million from the federal government to build it. 

Will Task Force Appointees Support Obamacare or Freedom?

A critical review and analysis of Governor Pawlenty's appointees to the Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force. Quotes and positions are charted in a matrix.

Citizens Protest MN Health Department's Medical Records Grab

Minnesota citizens filled a meeting room front to back at the Minnesota Department of Health to provide input and comment on the Department’s plan to claim ownership of private medical records data, send the data to a data warehouse in Maine, and use the data rank physicians and hospitals according to the Department’s definition of “quality.” Insurers will then be required by law to steer patients to only those providers who rank as “high quality, low cost.”

RE: CCHF Letter Opposing MN Collection of Patient Medical Records

Unless the Administrative Law Judge chooses otherwise, the Minnesota public will be at the mercy of the Health Department's warehousing, data-mining, tracking, research and health care rationing agendas. Their private data will be warehoused in the State of Maine and placed online. They won't have had a choice—or a voice.

"Genetic Information in Minnesota" - Dept of Admin Report

MN Health Dept Comments on State's Genetic Info Report

Specifically, a Tennessen Warning requirement [to tell individual how their data would be used by the Dept., whether they have to provide it, etc.] would not be workable for the reporting of communicable diseases or related specimens or for the collection of many other types of public health data or specimens. There may be other privacy protections or some sort of modified Tennessen Warning, but they would have to be tailored to balance MDH's responsibility to protect public health with the individual's privacy. The goal would be to maximize public health protections while minimizing any intrusion on personal privacy.

Attorney's Minority Report to MN Genetic Info Report

CCHF Letter to Gov. Pawlenty Opposing Government-Issued Treatment Protocols

After our delivery in May 2004, citizen petitions continued to arrive at our office. We include these because we believe they were not part of the petitions you received last year. And like those delivered last year, we have placed them in a red binder.