Health Exchanges -Obamacare

"The ACA cannot be implemented without an insurance exchange in each state. It's a go or it's a no-go. It's that simple." - As Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, Sept 2012, HealthDay.

"The exchange is the foundation of health care...Without these exchanges we're really not going to reform anything." - Terry Gardiner, national policy director for the Small Business Majority in 2010.

 

ACA I, II, III - Why the Affordable Care Act Should Be Repealed

 

"Refuse to Enroll" plus Billboard and Bus Shelter Posters

 

2014 Billboard Campaign

 

Three Legal Alternatives

** Although exchange supporters encourage insured individuals and families to try to find lower-cost taxpayer-subsidized coverage on the government exchange, there is no reason to change coverage if an individual or family currently has private health insurance that meets federal requirements.

 

9 Exemptions and 14 Hardship Waivers - Obamacare Mandate

 

Hardship Exemption Information:

 

Qualifications for Exemption from ACA Mandate

Application for Hardship Exemption to ACA Mandate

 

Health Insurance Exchanges - Top Ten Terribles

15 REASONS: Oppose Obamaʼs Health Insurance Exchanges

CCHF mailed letters to all 50 Governors asking them to refuse to set up a state-based federal exchange (Florida letter as example)

Private Health Insurance Exchanges

MN EXCHANGE DOCUMENTS - contracts, letters, rejection letter

FEDERAL EXCHANGE DOCUMENTS (limited list) - letters from Congress and Federal Departments

 

 

CCHF Commends States that Refuse Health Exchanges

CCHF Commends States that Refuse Health Exchanges

“These state exchanges are really the crux of the Affordable Care Act,” said Brase. “It is mandated that each one be connected to the larger, nationwide exchange and enable sharing of information on a national level with multiple government agencies and entities that have no place in what goes on between a person and his or her doctor. By refusing to implement an exchange, states protect the doctor patient relationship and keep care where it belongs, while preventing an extremely costly and ineffective system from moving forward.”

Exchanges: Compromise Privacy, Provide Federal Agencies Control

Exchanges: Compromise Privacy, Provide Federal Agencies Control

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mainly constitutional, primary components such as health insurance exchanges are being pushed at the state level. But implementation of these exchanges creates new and lasting challenges, adding $340 billion to the nation’s deficit and creating $17 trillion in long-term, unfunded liabilities that will burden the already floundering economy. Perhaps even more disturbing is the intrusion into patient privacy that these exchanges allow.

 

An Open Letter to all Minnesotans from State Health Care Leaders

An Open Letter to all Minnesotans from State Health Care Leaders

Dayton Administration Pushes Exchange; No State Statute Allows it

DeMint, Bachmann, Jordan Urge Governors to Reject Obamacare State Exchanges

DeMint, Bachmann, Jordan Urge Governors to Reject Obamacare State Exchanges
(Washington, D.C.) Senator Jim DeMint (SC), Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) and Congressman Jim Jordan (OH-04) sent a letter to all 50 governors urging them to oppose the implementation of the state health care exchanges mandated under President Obama’s health care law.  Twelve Senators and 61 Representatives joined them in writing in opposition to these exchanges, which could cost businesses up to $3,000 per employee.

CCHF Implores States to Resist Healthcare Exchanges

CCHF Implores States to Resist Healthcare Exchanges

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Supreme Court of the United States today took the weakest option available with regard to the ACA: ruling the individual mandate constitutional while providing a loophole for states to opt out of the Medicaid expansion if they so choose. According to the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), states can and should resist implementation of the government health exchanges that are the keystone of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Twila, Davis, & Emmer - Gov. Dayton Tries to Impose Obama's "Exchange"

Twila, Davis, & Emmer - Gov. Dayton Tries to Impose Obama's 'Exchange'
Twila Brase was on NewsTalk Radio with Emmer and Davis May 2, 2012. They talked about Governor Dayton trying to impose Obama's health care "takeover center" (exchange) without legislative authority.

CITIZEN PETITION: Opposing Gov. Mark Dayton's "Exchange" Executive Order

CITIZEN PETITION:  Opposing Gov. Mark Dayton's 'Exchange' Executive Order

I, the undersigned citizen, oppose Governor Dayton’s executive order to design and develop a Minnesota health insurance exchange because:

• Executive Order Bypasses the People’s Elected Representatives
• Exchange is a “Federal Takeover Center”
• Exchange will Enforce the Unconstitutional Mandate

 

Legislative Status of "State" Health Exchanges (Portals) - Updated 4/23/12

Legislative Status of 'State' Health Exchanges (Portals) - Updated 4/23/12

This diagram displays the number of states that have enacted state exchange (portal) laws under Obamacare, the number of states with operating exchanges (Mass/Utah), the number that have enacted bare bone laws that may be insufficient to establish an exchange, and the number of states that do not have any law (and often no plans) to establish a state exchange.

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.

Twila Brase R.N. Update On Government Healthcare Reform

Twila Brase R.N. Update On Government Healthcare Reform
Sue Jeffers, radio talk show host from KTCN 1130 AM, discusses government healthcare reform and Obama Care with Twila Brase, R.N., President of Citizens' Council For Health Freedom. Twila Brase also discusses the benefits of non-government health care.