Theodore's World: More Waivers Handed Out~ Wake Up America, Why Do We Have To Have Obamacare When Obama and His Donors and Politicians Do NOT!

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April 03, 2011

More Waivers Handed Out~ Wake Up America, Why Do We Have To Have Obamacare When Obama and His Donors and Politicians Do NOT!

New Health Law Waivers

Atlanta Journal

The Obama Administration has rolled out another 129 waivers to one provision of the new health reform law, with almost half of those new exemptions going to various union groups.

The extra waivers bring the total to 1,168, giving businesses, health plans, unions and others an exemption from a portion of the law that in 2011 requires an annual benefit limit of no less than $750,000.

In other words, these 1,168 waivers allow companies to limit health insurance payouts to less than $750,000 – those annual benefit limits will be phased out by 2014.

The waivers now cover almost three million Americans, but the feds argue that is “less than 2 percent of all Americans who have private health insurance.

Almost half of the new round of waivers were given to union health benefit programs, a fact that is sure spur new complaints from health law critics in the Congress, who see these waivers as evidence that the Obama health plan is flawed.

Among the unions that were recently approved for waivers:

# Teamsters Local 237 in New York, covering over 51,000 workers
# Carpenters District Council of Kansas City Welfare Plan, for 20,898 workers
# Southeastern Iron Workers, for 5,143 policies
# Minneapolis Retail Meat Cutters and Food Handlers for 10,720
# the Fulton Fish Market Welfare Fund for 1,211

Among the non-union recipients of new waivers, those included very average sounding businesses like the Mary Cariola Children's Center in Rochester, NY, the Tumex Corporation of Yuma, Arizona, Belo Tank Xpress and Lexus of Austin.

The new waivers were released on the same day that Congress delved into the details of another part of the Obama health law, as the feds detailed over 1300 grants to companies big and small, designed to help them fund health coverage for early retirees.

Those grants went to well known companies like AT&T and General Electric, and major unions like the United Auto Workers.

Members of both parties sternly criticized officials involved in implementing the Obama health law, using a Friday hearing to blast the idea of giving $36 million to GE, which just reported $14 billion in profits, to help insure their early retirees.

Wild Thing's comment.......

I cannot stand it, we are paying already for obamacare and he keeps giving out wavers to his unions.

Obama is 100% corrupt!!!!!

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Posted by Wild Thing at April 3, 2011 05:55 AM


How do you get a waiver to not follow a law? Is that like James Bond having a license to kill?

Posted by: BobF at April 3, 2011 09:04 AM

So all the Unions get waivers, what the rest of us again selective law enforcement. Another impeachable offense.

Posted by: Mark at April 3, 2011 11:59 AM

Bob, LOL good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 4, 2011 02:11 AM

Mark, ditto that. We are the slaves to obama and his government. It makes me sick!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 4, 2011 02:14 AM

OMA (Oh My Allah!)... WTF? MORE socialist waivers for ... McDonalds.... WENDYS..... SONIC....
and KFC?

Must be that FRIED CHICKEN is finger licking good, among other things?

Shame the GOPhers can't organize and find a quality President and VP candidate to win in only ... 19 months?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at April 4, 2011 01:20 PM