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543,812 New Obamacare Waivers for Union Members; After Reid and Pelosi Given Huge Shares of Waivers

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posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 05:55 AM
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In June, 2011, with outrage and complaints mushrooming after Kathleen Sebelius' HHS granted more than 1,300 Obamacare waivers to union friends and supportes, the Obama administration proclaimed that it would use "new" rules for ACA (Obamacare) waivers in the future.

Since then, of all the waivers granted, effective through 2014, members of Labor Unions received 543,812 according to another late-Friday administration "document dump!"



Documents released in a classic Friday afternoon news dump show that labor unions representing 543,812 workers received waivers from President Barack Obama‘s signature legislation since June 17, 2011.

By contrast, private employers with a total of 69,813 employees, many of whom work for small businesses, were granted waivers.

By and large, unions backed the health care overhaul, a law from which over a half million of their workers are now exempt.

Labor unions primary recipients of Obamacare waivers

Of course, the "new waiver rules" were enacted after it was revealed that among the 1,300+ employer waivers Obama, Sebelius and HHS granted before then, a large portion went to Nancy Peloi's home district, and Harry Reid was given an exemption for the entire State of Nevada!



Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district.

That’s in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services approved.

Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers.

Other common waiver recipients were labor union chapters, large corporations, financial firms and local governments. But Pelosi’s district’s waivers are the first major examples of luxurious, gourmet restaurants and hotels getting a year-long pass from Obamacare.


Nearly 20 percent of new Obamacare waivers are gourmet restaurants, nightclubs, fancy hotels in Nancy Pelosi’s district


Is anyone really surprised? Chicago a close second after SanFran with waivers? Followed by Searchlight, Nevada where Harry Reid lives.

If these waivers "are reviewed on a case-by-case basis" and there are over 1,300 of them, no wonder Obamacare is costing us trillions. 31 for fancy restaurants, 27 for drug companies and 31 for unions, all just for the month of April. 2011? Entire STATES are now exempt!

Remember what Obama told his Telemundo interviewer:"we're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us."

It is now Chicago-style "payback" time.

jw




posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 06:42 AM
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this is what happens when you're pressured and bullied into making decisions and compromises.

what started as a good idea was completely corrupted and destroyed.

he looked weak and insecure when dealing with the republicans and the public on healthcare.

he didn't look like the obama that killed osama bin laden.

he looked happy to be there. now i bet he wishes he was tackling health care. this obama would pass universal healthcare and make the banks pay for it.

if he so chooses. but you never now with these guys. they probably hijacked healthcare on purpose.



posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 06:45 AM
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Waiver-gate. No surprise.
Can't wait for Obama to be out so someone can start cleaning up his mess.



Originally posted by randomname
he didn't look like the obama that killed osama bin laden.

That's because he didn't. He dragged his feet on it. The seals did everything. When the word came down that they had found UBL in Pakistan (as expected) obama sat on it ... 'thinking about it' ... for hours and hours. Like it was a total surprise or something.
He's never been 'presidential'.



posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 07:59 AM
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When the SEIU and Phrma "occupy" the Whitehouse during Obamacare drafting and passage, this is what you get: handouts to the supporters and taxpayers footing the "Bill."

jw



posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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Insurance prices are like the energizer bunny.....

they keep going and going and going ..... UP

And the people keep on paying and paying and paying .....

If it's not a direct cost, it's out of your paychecks.

Higher rates = Lower raises on your paycheck.

YOU pay either way.


10/10/2011 @ 4:32PM Forbes

Most Americans saw their insurance bills jump this year, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The average employer-based premium for a family increased a startling 9% in 2011. Over the next decade, rates are expected to double.


Anybody getting a 9% PAYraise this year ?




Employees are picking up a substantial portion of that tab. They paid an average of $4,129 for their family insurance premiums this year — more than double what they shelled out 10 years ago. And that figure doesn’t include out-of-pocket health expenses.

These premium hikes have outpaced general inflation and salary increases — and thus are swallowing a greater share of American households’ budgets. A study published in the September 2011 issue of Health Affairs found that burgeoning health costs have decimated nearly an entire decade’s worth of income gains. In 2009, the average American family had just $95 more to spend at will than it did in 1999.


Higher Health Insurance Premiums This Year? Blame ObamaCare


CMS estimates the growth in health insurance costs will increase 10 extra percentage points in 2014 because of ObamaCare — a 14% increase, versus 3.5% without the law.



We've been rooked, I want my money back



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posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
Insurance prices are like the energizer bunny.....

they keep going and going and going ..... UP

And the people keep on paying and paying and paying .....

If it's not a direct cost, it's out of your paychecks.

Higher rates = Lower raises on your paycheck.

YOU pay either way.


The best way to control costs is "patient-centered" health care.

When you interpose a 3rd-party payor into any transaction, the customer effectively loses control of an important part of the exchange.

In healthcare, the Gov't has fostered 3rd party payments since the '40s and '50s, when employers were encouraged through tax breaks to compete for workers by adding such benefits as employer-paid health care and health insurance.

Several states have successfully moved into patient-centered care through their Medicaid systems. Unfortunately, these efficient, low-cost, high-satisfaction programs are anathema to the Obama administration and counter to Obammacare "one size fits all" dictates, and are in danger of becoming disallowed and forced to shut down.


In 2007, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) passed the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) which helps Hoosiers who do not qualify for Medicaid to enroll in individual health-savings accounts. The program was so popular that the state had to suspend enrollment (because of federal regulations) a number of times. Today there are about 45,000 Hoosiers enrolled in the plan. It is a model of state-based patient-centered health care reform. But now Obamacare is, of course, threatening to destroy this system.

blog.heritage.org...

Neither the government nor my employer provide my auto, homeowners or life insurance.
Notice how these "providers" compete for my business with ads and extra benefits?
Notice how there isn't a problem with control of those costs?

jw

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