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Obamacare Waivers Climb to Over 1,000


Sunday March 6th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 11:16pm PST   •  

In The Hill, Jason Millman reports that the the number of organizational waivers issued by the Obama administration from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has now reached 1,040.

What the article does not discuss is that those receiving such waivers overwhelmingly include major government-employee unions such as the Service Employees International Union and others who were among the biggest Obama supporters. Indeed, 40% of those exempted are union workers. As was reported earlier in the Washington Examiner:

It is worth noting that there are 166 union benefits funds now exempted from this requirement, which account for about 40 percent of the exempted workers. This means that although there are only 14.6 million unionized employees in the United States, and 860,000 of them are already exempted from this provision of Obamacare.

The questions to ask are if Obamacare is to wonderful, why would so many who support the measure seek exemption from it, and if such exemptions are okay for some, why not for anyone?


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