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Press Release

    FreedomWorks Announces “Burn Your ObamaCare Card” Campaign to Resist the Compulsory Health Care Law

    07/11/2013

    Washington, DC- FreedomWorks is calling for a nationwide campaign to “Burn Your ObamaCare Draft Card,” a metaphor for the compulsory recruitment of Americans to participate in government-run health care.

    Without forced premium payments by millions of young adults under 40, the unpopular mandated health care law can’t work. FreedomWorks will engage its community of over 6 million small-government activists to peacefully opt-out of ObamaCare, specifically targeting the Millennial generation who stands to get the worst end of the deal.

    FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe commented, “Individual resistance to the ObamaCare mandate is a natural next step following news that the Obama administration was forced by industry pressure to delay the health care law’s employer mandate. All Americans should be treated equally under the law, and the right to opt-out of a disastrous government-run health care system is no exception.”

    “The health care ‘draft’ is a coercive federal strategy to ensure that enough people stay in the system, while insiders and connected friends of the White House get special exemption deals. Congress has also been quietly looking for ways to give itself special relief from the law- health care freedom for me, but not thee, I suppose.”

    The secretary of Health and Human Services has statutorily exempted tens of millions of Americans from the mandate to date, and granted more than 1,200 waivers from certain ObamaCare provisions to politically connected labor unions, corporations and state governments.

    “It’s not against the law to ignore the mandate or to buy coverage that doesn’t fully conform to the law’s complicated and intrusive rules. The FreedomWorks ‘Burn Your ObamaCare Card’ campaign aims to resist the draft in good conscience, without risking jail time or significant fines,” FreedomWorks Vice President of Public Policy Dean Clancy added.

    The campaign will include live, online video trainings to activists on how to beat the mandate, and educational manuals outlining how to protect a person’s rights while resisting the health care draft. FreedomWorks also plans to partner with other pro-liberty youth outreach organizations to take the message of peaceful ObamaCare civil disobedience to college campuses across the country.

    FreedomWorks is a grassroots service center to a community of over 6 million activists who believe in individual liberty and constitutionally-limited government. For more information, please visit www.FreedomWorks.org or contct Jackie Bodnar at JBodnar@FreedomWorks.org.