The Daily Caller reveals that liberal House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s California congressional district secured nearly 20 percent of the latest issuance of ObamaCare waivers nationwide. And who’d a guessed the companies that won this latest round had little in common with companies throughout the rest of the country also granted the ability to opt out of ObamaCare? Sarah Palin correctly refers to the waivers given to the upscale San Francisco hotels, gourmet bistros, lavish spas and trendy nightclubs as “corrupt.”
In her April 4, 2011 blog post, conservative syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin disclosed the fact that HHS was granting additional ObamaCare exemptions, as it plans for new groups fitting the eligibility requirements allowing immunity from the 2012-2013 scheme. Being a union with membership encompassing a large Democrat voting bloc is most helpful.
Malkin’s most recent exposé includes this informative link to a New York Times report titled Nursing Homes Seek Exemptions from Health Law. Beginning in 2014, the law will require employers with 50 or more full-time employees to offer coverage or risk paying a penalty. For a midsize nursing home, that penalty could easily exceed $200,000 a year.
A search around the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight, shows their own calculation of 1,372 other specific waivers — allowing for opt-outs — as of May 13, 2011. Each of these links includes the vast number of enrollees who escape being bound to this massive take-over of America’s health care delivery system. — including 222 brand new approvals. Check them out:
Sarah Plain rightly wrote of Waivergate: “Unflippingbelievable! No, wait, it is believable.”
Who could argue with that assessment?