Obamacare Marches Forward

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Air Date: January 14, 2013

Host: Jim Schneider

Guest: Twila Brase

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Twila Brase is the president of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom. She is a certified public health nurse and produces daily the Health Freedom Minute which takes daily health care issues and brings them to light for the American people.

With the exception of a tax that goes into effect in 2018, the majority of Obamacare will be in effect by January 1, of 2014.

One critical point discussed is what Twila called, “essential health benefits”. The law allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services to have sole authority regarding what everyone’s health plan has to cover and therefore what we have to pay. There’s also “health market rules”, “payment parameters” and other aspects.

When you consider the huge number of pages for each of these, factor in the legal wording and cross references to other pieces of legislation and you can imagine how complicated this is. In fact, Twila reported that the rules for Obamacare already exceed 13,000 pages, none of which have been voted on by Congress.

Find out how the state health exchange plan is going, how the Hobby Lobby morning- after pill case is shaping up, how Obamacare might affect employers who normally don’t offer health care, how the I.R.S. is already attempting to limit the economic fallout from Obamacare, and more.

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