Opting Out of Obamacare

Published November 19, 2014

One of my favorite organizations out there is the Citizens Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), an invaluable ally in the fight to keep health care out of the hands of government and insurance bureaucrats to the maximum extent possible.

CCHF president Twila Brase is running a series of brief commentaries on why people should refuse to enroll in Obamacare. Each runs about 1 minute, and so far a total of 4 have been released. Here’s the text of the first one:

November 17, 2014

Reason 1 to Refuse to Enroll in Obamacare

The second season of Obamacare enrollment opened two days ago. Health officials, the White House, President Obama, Enroll America, complicit health plans and other liberals will be hunting high and low for people to enroll. I’m asking you to refuse to enroll. Enrollment strengthens Obamacare and provides the funding needed to keep it in place.

I’m going to give you seven more personal reasons to refuse to enroll as well.

First, the cost will be high. Even if you get a subsidy, you may not be able to pay the deductible. Many people with Obamacare coverage are still going to free clinics to avoid the cost of deductibles and co-pays. Listen tomorrow to get more reasons to refuse to enroll.

Although much has been made of the individual mandate, there are quite a few loopholes. On top of that, there are actually quite a few options for people who want to opt out of Obamacare but still want to make sure they can afford the health care they need and be protected from expensive medical bills in the event of a serious injury or illness. I actually wrote up a (somewhat dated now, but still informative) article for my blog, The Self-Pay Patient, around this time last year that explains how to do so: How to Opt Out of Obamacare

I encourage you to listen to all of the reasons Twila gives for opting out, and if it’s something you’re interested in doing I think my old blog post is a pretty good place to start in terms of understanding how to do it. I should point out that I have – I’m technically “uninsured” but still have access to great health care and am protected against major medical expenses.