Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shh...Those Obamacare waivers are now up to 1372


Friday afternoon the Obama administration quietly issued some more Obamacare waivers. The number is now up to 1372. If Obamacare is so great, why are so many unions and businesses asking for waivers?
(The Hill) — The Obama administration approved 204 new waivers to Democrats’ healthcare reform law over the past month, bringing the total to 1,372.

The waivers are temporary and only apply to one provision of the law, which requires health plans to offer at least $750,000 worth of annual medical benefits before leaving patients to fend for themselves. Still, Republicans have assailed the waivers as a sign of both favoritism and of major problems with the law.

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