ObamaCare waivers: Libs line up to opt out of grand scheme

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:

Self-Insured Employers

Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Multi-Employer Plans

Non-Taft Hartley Union Plans

Health Insurance Issuers

State Mandated Policies

Association Health Plans

Sarah Plain rightly wrote of Waivergate: “Unflippingbelievable! No, wait, it is believable.”

Who could argue with that assessment?


9 Responses to ObamaCare waivers: Libs line up to opt out of grand scheme

  1. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    “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, DHS has given a waiver TO THE ENTIRE STATE OF NEVADA (dingy-harry reid’s place).

    SO, it’s the usual lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist BS: “Obozocare for thee, BUT NOT FOR ME” !!!!!

  2. American Dad says:

    Any thinking American would want to opt out of this federal intrusion into the most personal aspect of our lives, our own health care. It appears the only way to ensure that freedom is to be part of a privileged liberal class or have access to the right strings to pull. Democrats are frauds and Obama is well on his way to destroying this country. We have no option but to fight this overreach.

  3. Kent says:

    Sarah Palin lost me when she traveled Arizona with McLiar during his past senate race. However, I agree with her here. This entire deal is corrupt from the so called health care with restrictions galore to the mandates and the waivers for liberals, their businesses and unions.

  4. Another LD11 PC says:

    Have you noticed. Are our “conservatives” in Congress getting us out of ObamaCare? nope.

    • Seen It All says:

      Exactly! They ALL talked a good game when running, but retreated on this most important of issues after election day. I won’t name names here, but some of the ones I thought were dependable conservatives, I now put in the ‘bears watching’ category.

      Our economy is in the toilet, Social Security is teetering on the brink, China owns us and Obama decides this is the optimum time to implement an unsustainable national health care system that has failed throughout Europe and is on life support in Canada. Each country that has put this miserable program in place has ultimately had to restrict care to seniors and those with chromic debilitating conditions. Life has a price tag on it.

  5. Doc says:

    I notice that the constituency still hasn’t pushed for a law forcing the Senate, Congress, & the executive branch to abide by the same laws they force upon us.

    …or term limits…

    • East Valley PC says:

      I agree with you, Doc, but neither of us should hold our breath waiting for that to happen.

      We do part company on term limits. Our Founders considered that idea and after careful consideration, chose not to implement it. They wanted a more engaged electorate, and didn’t want to encourage complacent citizens who became disengaged in the process, because they knew it would function without them by dumping particular officials at dates certain. There’s a lot to be said for having historical knowledge in the job you’re doing. There is even a lot to recommend keeping some of our better people in place, although I agree turnover is often good. Term limits appeals to a lot of people who don’t make the effort they should to be informed voters. I obviously am not referring to you here, but I urge you to rethink the idea of blanket term limits. We have them currently. They’re known as elections!

      One caveat: One someone chooses to term limit himself as a certain East Valley Congressman did when first elected, and then decides it’s a “mistake,” that’s an entirely different matter. He took a vow and then after being intoxicated by the seductive Washington scene, decided to renege on his pledge. That’s called lying.

      • Doc says:

        EV-VERY WELL PUT! My thought on term limits comes from guys like Mr. Flake…AND Mr. McCain, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Graham, Mrs. Feinstien,(chairwoman of the ?senate? intelligence committee…the largest oxymoron I can think of!) Mrs. Snow, on&on&on. I see your point about the Framers, & I’m sure there were ill-minded men seeking power back then as well as now. Just not as many or as prolific as we have today. I very rarely go against the construction of the Constitution, but on this one….

  6. Everyman says:

    EV PC:
    It’s Okay. You can name the man who was seduced by DC and along the way, became quite taken with himself, as well. His mirror gets a workout after the blond streaks are pulled through the rubber cap with a crochet hook. That would be the shirtless Jeff Flake, self proclaimed beefcake meister.
    Here he is during a week alone on a deserted island with only his tripod and camera to keep him company:

    Do you think he might have been anticipating a congressional run when he took these photos? He obviously thinks he can woo the ladies, but the ones I know are a bit smarter than Mr. Flake think they are.