Another ‘Everybody Who Supported Passage of Obamacare is Getting a Waiver From It’ Update

When the Obamacare law passed, Rep. John Lewis called it “the Civil Rights Act of the 21st century.” Sure… and how many people clamored to get an exemption from the Civil Rights Act?

It’s no wonder the left who lobbied to get the health care law passed didn’t care to read it — because they knew whatever was in it, they’d be able to get a waiver from anyway.

Here’s the latest:

Yesterday, the Deparment of Health and Human Services announced it had granted more than 500 new waivers to Obamacare’s requirement that health plans have annual limits of no less than $750,000. This annual limit requirement climbs to $1.25 million next year and then to $2 million.

The reason these exemptions from the law are needed is that Obamacare forces all health insurance consumers to over-insure themselves and pay high premiums as a result. Without the waivers, many companies, non-profits and unions would simply drop their health plans. As of 2014, the waivers will no longer be available — at least, that’s the way the law is written.

So far, 40 percent of those getting exemptions are unions. “Move along, nothing to see here…”

The number of waivers issued is 729 and rising fast.

What a great deal for the unions: Support the bill, pad politicians’ re-election coffers to get them to vote to pass the bill, begin to rake in money from the bill, then get a waiver so you aren’t bound by the new law(s).

There isn’t a prison large enough to hold all the people who are perpetuating this scam.

Author: Doug Powers

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