Health Care Reform - Obamacare

Letter from Cong. Black Seeking Cosponsors

Letter from Cong. Black Seeking Cosponsors

Letter to Colleagues from Cong. Diane Black requesting Cosponsors for HR 2022. CCHF is pleased to say that Congresswoman Black has added our Federal Data Services Hub diagram to her home page.

HR 2022 - Black: Stopping Government Abuse of Taxpayer Information Act

HR 2022 - Black: Stopping Government Abuse of Taxpayer Information Act

Text of HR 2022 introduced by Cong. Diane Black from Tennessee to prohibit the implementation or enforcement of any requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until certifications are made that taxpayer information is not and will not be used for targeting any individual or group that provides information to the Internal Revenue Service for political reasons or on the basis of political views, and for other purposes. She is currently seeking additional cosponsors.

HIX Federal System of Records

HIX Federal System of Records

From the Federal Register/ Vol. 78, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2013 / Notices:

Department of Health and Human Services:

".. CMS is establishing a new system of records titled, "Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) Program, " to support the CMS Health Insurance Exchanges Program established under provisions of the Affordable Care Act..."

Huge Fiscal Cliffs in Obama’s Exchanges

Huge Fiscal Cliffs in Obama’s Exchanges

MNSURE, Minnesota’s Exchange, recently placed a premium calculator online to estimate the cost of Exchange coverage. Middle income families and individuals that choose government exchange coverage will have to think twice before accepting a raise or choosing to work. 

Americans Face Fiscal Cliffs in Health Insurance Exchanges

Americans Face Fiscal Cliffs in Health Insurance Exchanges

Patient advocate Twila Brase, co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, has found unsettling and confusing problems in the health insurance exchange programs. The problems are quickly exposed by using the Minnesota state exchange premium calculator as an example.

ACA Allows Private Info to Be Stored and Accessed In Massive Federal Database

ACA Allows Private Info to Be Stored and Accessed In Massive Federal Database

St. Paul, Minn.—One patient advocate has many concerns about Obamacare and the new state exchanges being created to implement the Affordable Care Act. But perhaps the most pressing concern for Twila Brase, co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, is the federal “System of Records (SRO),” an expansive, government-run database that will store Americans’ private information through the state exchanges.

Three Falsehoods Refuted

Three Falsehoods Refuted

The health care reform debate is littered with false statements. Truth is hard to come by. However, several recent news stories counter a whole series of mistruths and half-truths. Here are just three falsehoods -- there are many more, including one countered in our news release below -- and the new facts and findings that counter the false claims:

80% of Americans Will Need Help With ‘Easy’ HIX Registration

80% of Americans Will Need Help With ‘Easy’ HIX Registration

St. Paul, Minn.—One of the benefits of shopping online in the Obamacare health exchanges was supposed to be the easy, simple method of obtaining insurance. But new information from an industry insider reveals that 80 percent of Americans will need personal assistance in the process—and the Obama Administration is spending hundreds of millions of dollars, scrambling to convince Americans to sign up for higher premiums and privacy intrusions inherent in the exchanges.

Employers Find Huge ACA Loophole

Employers Find Huge ACA Loophole

Employers have found an Obamacare loophole. According to ACA regulations, "minimum essential coverage" with a robust and rich set of benefits is required only for plans offered to individuals and small businesses with less than 50 employees.

Sen. Thune: No IRS Enforcement of ACA

Sen. Thune: No IRS Enforcement of ACA

South Dakota Senator Thune sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew asking that the IRS be removed from enforcement responsibilities for the ACA due to the controversial deference and admitted misconduct in granting tax exempt status for political and educational groups.