Obamacare Waivers Prove Policy is a Jobs Killer, Unions Benefit Most

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    man oh man, ya just gotta love this crap. and you people thought they passed this monster cause they CARED ABOUT YOU, suckers.


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    by Warner Todd Huston
    111 companies and organizations were granted waivers by Obama’s Dept. of Health and Human Services so that they could get out of having to comply with Obamacare and unions were particularly well rewarded by the HHS with these waivers.



    Interestingly, there was no great announcement of these waivers issued to the press. The HHS buried the waiver announcement six layers deep on its webpage and posted them on Friday when they imagined no one would notice. It’s a typical Friday evening document dump so common when an administration wants to avoid the prying eyes of the people. So much for the “most transparent administration in history,” eh?

    One thing is sure about these waivers. Obama rewarded his union pals quite well. Som 15 unions and union healthcare or financial fund and insurance providers fill the list of companies and groups that will not have to operate under Obamacare’s destructive rules.

    •The Service Employees Benefit Fund
    •United Food and Commercial Workers Allied Trade Health & Welfare Trust Fund
    •International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union No. 195
    •Asbestos Workers Local 53 Welfare Fund
    •Employees Security Funds
    •Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 123 Welfare Fund
    •United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227
    •United Food and Commercial Workers Maximus Local 455
    •Service Employees International Union Local 25
    •United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1262
    •Musicians Health Fund Local 802
    •Hospitality Benefit Fund Local 17
    •Transport Workers Union
    •United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund
    •International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (AFL-CIO)

    Interestingly enough, Obama has waived the onerous Obamacare rules for quite a few healthcare providers, too. One wonders how good Obamacare could be if the rules are waived for actual healthcare providers?

    Most outrageous addition to the waiver list is the exemption that New England Health Care got. Is NEHC a healthcare provider or insurance company, you ask? Nope. It’s a policy group that, according to its website, is “dedicated to transforming health care for the benefit of patients and their families.”

    As Jazz Shaw notes the irony is rich.

    So an institute dedicated to finding ways to reform the health care system had to apply for an exemption from the administration’s reforms to the health care system? Keep your eyes on the news next week, as I’m fairly sure that the heads of some immigration reform lobbying groups will be deported.

    In any case, this list shows that HHS realizes how bad Obamacare is for the healthcare plans on a wide range of industries, so bad that the new rules had to be waived. And remember. Once Obama waives all these businesses from having to put up with Obamacare, that just puts more burden on the rest of us that aren’t big campaign donors to Obama’s warchest.

    Here is the full list of those that received waivers:

    read the rest at.
    Obamacare Waivers Prove Policy is a Jobs Killer, Unions Benefit Most - Big Government
     
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    The very unions that demanded that we have this want to exempt themselves, and obama, being the union man he is, did them the favor.

    oh well. Another man w/o the basics of integrity in the Oval Office.
     
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    I told you this from the get go. Unions cannot afford their benefits. They want the American tax payer to foot the bill. Wait til they come after your 401 K,, unions cannot afford their pensions either so they want yours.


    obie wan kisses union ass.
     
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    If one business is exempt all business should be exempt. Companies will opt out. By closing down. Simple as that.
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    Let us not forget that the Congress and President were specifically exempted from Obowmacare.
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    Yep.

    Saw this on the news last night and can't say I'm surprised.

    The Unions and some pretty large companies are on that exempt list.

    Guess those of us who are left will be footing some pretty steep HC costs.

    Talk about a bunch of bullshit.
     
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    Poor old Manifold just got his bill. I feel sorry for him. But, elections do have consequences.
     
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    You have it all wrong. Some of them are just more equal than us, they are special, and entitled to benefits at our expense that we should be glad to pay for. Don't you get it. Don't you see that they are so much more worthy than us.... I bet you are still caught up in that false notion of equal justice. ;)
     
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    So with all these exemptions, and the farce that is the new laws.

    My premium will rockett up to cover the increased cost AND my taxes will have to go up to cover those that refuse to pay thier fair share OR the dollar will get further devalued by borrowing to cover this insanity?

    I thought dems say they support the working poor? With friends like them, I will never need another enemy or even someone that I midly dislike.
     
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    The USMB lefties are waiting for their marching orders before they come in here to defend this steaming pile.
     
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    USMB lefties probably threatening each other for any possible disloyalty to
    Dear Leader.:lol:

     

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