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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Health Care Group Offers ‘7 Reasons Not to Enroll in Obamacare’

( – The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is giving Americans seven reasonswhy they should not sign up for Obamacare when the three-month open enrollment period begins on November 15th.

The first reason is that “the higher cost of coverage and the high deductible, due to new taxes and mandates, are unaffordable for many, even with the federal taxpayer-funded subsidy,” says Twila Brase, president and co-founder of the Minnesota-based non-profit group, whose mission is to “protect health care choices and patient privacy”.

As a result, some federally qualified health care clinics are “running out of money” because even with the subsidy, some Obamacare enrollees can’t afford their high deductibles and are going to the clinics for free care, she told

People who sign up on the Obamacare exchanges will also find a limited choice of coverage and a reduced list of approved physicians and hospitals, she added.

“We just let people know they’re not getting a private policy. It doesn’t matter if it says Cigna, or Kaiser or WellPoint. People on Medicaid have cards that say Cigna, Kaiser, WellPoint. What Obamacare really is is Medicaid on a sliding-fee scale, so it’s a Medicaid-for-the-middle-class type of coverage,” Brase told

“You have to apply to the federal government. This is not private coverage, because you have to go through the government and you have to use only the plans that are available through the government. So we just like to let people know that one of the other risks is they have a policy that’s up for discussion by politicians, so it may go away.


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