posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 01:59 PM
reply to post by beezzer
Not sure if you have been following the thread? But I answered this on page 2???
For companies already voluntarily providing healthcare to their hourly employees, they provided waivers specifically for the Benefits cap
requirement..aka the the out-of-pocket maximums on those policies...and those exceptions expire Jan. 1st.
Apart from that temporary tweak, the "waivers" did not exclude anyone from the law.
Fact-Check rated the claim 3 Pinocchio's.
The Fact Checker, written by Washington Post veteran Glenn Kessler, examines this claim made by Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.: “The president has
exempted over 1,200 groups, including members of Congress, from the health care law.”
What Scalise was actually referring to, Kessler found, was one-year waivers that the Department of Health and Human Services granted to 1,231
companies regarding the law’s restrictions of annual benefit caps.
“The waivers were granted to companies (such as McDonald’s or other fast food chains) that provided inexpensive bare-bones health plans known as
‘mini-meds,’ in what the administration called “a bridge” to 2014, when the law would be fully implemented,” Kessler wrote.
He added, “All told, the waivers cover a little under 4 million people, or 3 percent of population. But Scalise is wrong to suggest that these
waivers were permanent – or went to “groups.” The waivers to this one part of the law expire in just a few months.”
Scalise gets a “Three Pinocchio” rating from Kessler for his claim.
The "Exemptions" were for the mandatory benefit cap, not the Obamacare law, and for companies already providing insurance and they were
temporary...expiring in just a couple months.
edit on 24-10-2013 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)