Air Date: February 12, 2014
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Twila Brase
Twila Brase is president of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom and a certified public health nurse. She has been called one of the ‘100 Most Powerful People in Health Care’.
According to Twila, there was a one year delay in Obamacare and now the Treasury Department has come up with new rules saying there is a delay in place that will run through 2016 for businesses of different sizes. What this means is that the President and his administration are lawlessly changing the law without the help of Congress.
Twila noted that the law doesn’t allow a delay. The law said the employer mandate had to be in place on January 1, 2014. Looking back the President first said 2015 and now he’s saying 2016 which is illegal to do.
Twila also believes the health insurance exchanges are struggling to obtain the enrollment numbers that they need to be financially stable. So if President Obama delays the employer mandate but doesn’t delay the individual mandate, then all the individuals who might have been covered under the employer mandate are now responsible for finding coverage on their own. That will tend to drive more people into the government exchanges to help them with financial sustainability.
This Crosstalk also looked at…America’s increasing debt and unfunded liabilities …Young adults aren’t buying into Obamacare…The penalty for not signing up…How you can legally opt-out of Obamacare…GOP alternatives…and more.