Health Care Reform - Obamacare

US DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES v. STATE OF FLORIDA, et al.,

US DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES v. STATE OF FLORIDA, et al.,

 

ARGUMENT ON BEHALF OF AMICUS CURIAE, CITIZENS’ COUNCIL FOR HEALTH FREEDOM, SUPPORTING THE RESPONDENTS, AND ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM COVERAGE PROVISION ISSUE (Obamacare)

CCHF Files Amicus Brief on Individual Mandate

CCHF Files Amicus Brief on Individual Mandate

Citizens' Council for Health Freedom has filed an Amicus ("Friend of the Court") Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the 26 states in the Florida lawsuit against Obamacare. The Brief specifically addresses the minimum coverage provision issue and the even more specifically provides reasons for why the Wickard vs Filburn decision (1942) should not be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in making a decision on the constitutionality of the individual mandate. Press Release

Public Comment Request: Obamacare "Essential Health Benefits" Requirement

Public Comment Request: Obamacare 'Essential Health Benefits' Requirement
In early January, the state government requested public comments on the Obamacare "essential health benefits" requirement for individual and small group insurance policies. This provision of Obamacare again demonstrates the unconstitutional imposition of federal power on States beyond the enumerated powers allowed by the U.S. Constitution.   Read the request here.
 
 

You CAN'T Keep Your Insurance - Obama's Radical Restructuring

You CAN'T Keep Your Insurance - Obama's Radical Restructuring

"A Radical Restructuring of Health Insurance" is a paper to be read by all Americans. The Galen Institute has provided an extraordinary list of examples of insurance companies dropping people from insurance due to Obamacare. The numbers are staggering. For instance, Blue Cross in New York is dropping 20,000 businesses. Cigna is ending coverage for small businesses in 16 states. 

 

Nurses Fired, Administrators Hired to Handle Paperwork Overload of Obamacare

Nurses Fired, Administrators Hired to Handle Paperwork Overload of Obamacare

St. Paul, Minn.Hospitals and health care organizations around the country are in job-creation mode. But it’s not what you think. Unfortunately, they’re in firing mode, too.

 

Supreme Court Says Today It Will Hear Its First 'Obamacare' Case This Spring

Supreme Court Says Today It Will Hear Its First 'Obamacare' Case This Spring

St. Paul, Minn.The Supreme Court announced today that it will hear its first case against President Barack Obama’s controversial health care overhaul —also known as Obamacare. The case, expected to begin in March with a decision by June, could shake the political landscape just as voters start to decide if Obama deserves another term.

No Authority

No Authority
Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman chairs first meeting of MN Health Insurance Exchange Task Force though there is no legislative authority to establish one.

 

Exchange Sold to Public as "Marketplace"

Exchange Sold to Public as 'Marketplace'

According to the Herndon Alliance study on "good words" to use to describe the government exchange, "NOTE - FOR THOSE WORKING IN STATES WITH SKEPTICAL AUDIENCES: Anti-government/anti-health law participants were very positive about the marketplace."

Dayton's Proposed Government Insurance Exchange

Dayton's Proposed Government Insurance Exchange

Although there is no state legislative authority to create a government health insurance exchange as prescribed by Obamacare, the administration of Governor Mark Dayton is pushing forward using federal dollars to design and develop it. During the public comment (open mike) period of the first meeting of the MN Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Task Force, the Commissioner of Commerce refused to give CCHF's president a "yes" or "no" answer to her question about legislative authority.

Opposing Obamacare in MN

Opposing Obamacare in MN

CCHF President, Twila Brase, joins Michael Cannon from the Cato Institute to speak out in opposition to establishing an Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange in Minnesota. The forum, titled, "Perspectives on Health Insurance Exchanges," was hosted by the Republican Health Care Task Force of the MN GOP at the State Capitol on November 3, 2011.