States can say ‘no’ to health insurance exchanges

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Becky Yeh - California correspondent (

A health freedom advocate is urging state governors to opt out from implementing healthcare exchanges.

Citizen's Council for Health Freedom is urging states to refuse the implementation of ObamaCare's health insurance exchanges.  States must submit in writing their refusal to implement health exchanges by November 16, and currently three states have chosen to opt out (Alabama, Kansas, and Missouri).

CCHF president Twila Brase says that states have every right to opt out and should do take advantage of it.

Brase, Twila (CCHF)"No law requires the states to act, no law requires the states to set up an exchange, no law requires the states to even respond to this HHS demand," she asserts. "The states have the power to not implement ObamaCare and to actually stop it in its tracks."

Brase asserts that if states implement health insurance exchanges, it will usher in more government control and surveillance over its citizens, along with an expensive price tag.

"The exchange is ObamaCare -- it is the main center, it is the controlling feature, it's the data collection tool, it's the monitoring tool -- and to say 'no' to the exchange is to say 'no' to ObamaCare," she tells OneNewsNow.

Brase explains that under the exchange, the choices of insurance will be limited. She adds that through the exchange, the federal government will be able to access tax and medical records, income information and data of citizens to find who must purchase insurance and who must pay a penalty.

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