Monday, March 7, 2011

Obamacare Waivers Break 1,000

We’re at 1,040 businesses, unions and other organizations getting extra-special exemptions from Obamacare now with the Department of Health and Human Services posting another 126 waivers today.

HHS posted 126 new waivers on Friday, bringing the total to 1,040 organizations that have been granted a one-year exemption from a new coverage requirement included in the healthcare reform law enacted almost a year ago. Waivers have become a hot-button issue for Republicans, eager to expose any vulnerabilities in the reform law.


We’re all equal under the law. Except in Obama’s America, where some businesses and unions can get special exemptions from the law just because.

Discussion question: If this law is so onerous that thousands of businesses, representing hundreds of thousands of workers and billions in health care payments, have to be exempted from it then why shouldn’t we exempt the whole nation from the idiotic abomination and start the health care debate over?