Health Care Reform - Obamacare

Nebraska’s Cooperation with Exchanges Will Hurt Nebraskans

Nebraska’s Cooperation with Exchanges Will Hurt Nebraskans

Nebraska, which originally refused to create a state health insurance Exchange, is moving to create a state commission to oversee and make recommendations to the federal government regarding the creation of a federally-facilitated Exchange for Nebraska. 

Millions of Dollars to Market Obamacare

Millions of Dollars to Market Obamacare

Obama's sales pitch is coming - and you're paying for it.  The Obama administration has inked an $8 million  public relations contract to promote the health insurance exchange, which Sen. Max Baucus calls "the single most important provision of the ACA." According to an HHS official, PR firm Weber Shandwick will use "a range of communications tactics, with a emphasis on paid media and digital outreach"...

Summary and Justification for HIX IT Development

Summary and Justification for HIX IT Development

Capital Asset Summary for the Dept. of Health and Human Services for the IT Data management and data warehouse information system that will function as " the perpetual central repository for capturing, aggregating, and analyzing information on health insurance coverage... The data warehouse is formally known as Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System (MIDAS) and is built on industry leading analytics, data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) technologies." 

HIX Draft Application for Insurance - Condensed

HIX Draft Application for Insurance - Condensed

The January 2013 draft of the full application form for insurance through the HIX is 21 pages long but this condensed format is a chart that will show what questions are asked and what information an individual is required to provide. See HIX Draft Application for Insurance - Complete to see the full form.

HIX Draft Application for Insurance - Complete

HIX Draft Application for Insurance - Complete

This is the January 2013 draft of the Health Insurance Exchange application - 21 pages of questions in its full form.

Electronic Medical Records Compromise Patient Safety and Privacy

Electronic Medical Records Compromise Patient Safety and Privacy

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom is drawing attention to the significant safety and privacy concerns of the mandate within Obamacare that requires doctors and hospitals to have federally-certified electronic health records or face financial penalties in 2015. 

 

You, Obamacare and the IRS

You, Obamacare and the IRS

Next year, Obamacare goes viral. And not in a good way. Full-force Obamacare will infect your life like no law in the past, present, or likely the future. You'll feel the ill effects on your employment, your income, your insurance, your doctor, your health, your family, your choices and your medical and personal privacy.

Feds Pressure NAIC to Eliminate Small Business Health Insurance Options

Feds Pressure NAIC to Eliminate Small Business Health Insurance Options

The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom is voicing concern and criticism for proposed changes to stop-loss models of health insurance that small businesses can use to provide employee coverage. Rather than pay premiums to a health insurance company, many businesses instead use a self-insurance model, creating a fund to pay for minor and non-catastrophic employee health services and reserving actual insurance claims for major medical issues that exceed $20,000 – the current NAIC threshold that claims must meet before stop-loss insurance kicks in.

The New Gatekeepers?

The New Gatekeepers?

Will “the covered” receive care? Our health care coverage certificates may soon look and feel like the American dollar:  a piece of paper backed by nothing. Just like there is no gold backing the U.S. dollar, so there may be no care backing the “coverage guaranteed” certificate you receive under Obamacare’s universal coverage program.

CCHF Evidence of Federal Control over State Exchanges

CCHF Evidence of Federal Control over State Exchanges

The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.com) has discovered a newly created federal system of records. The system, called the “Health Insurance Exchange Program,” was finalized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on March 6, 2013 and will house much of each state’s health insurance exchange information, including personally identifiable information, private health data, employment and insurance data, and qualified employer information in a single, federal records system.