Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare Waivers’

Obamacare Waivers Granted Are Now Up To 1,040, That Was Easy

March 7, 2011

The number of temporary healthcare reform waivers granted by the Obama administration to organizations climbed to more than 1,000, according to new numbers disclosed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS posted 126 new waivers on Friday, bringing the total to 1,040 organizations that have been granted a one-year exemption from a new coverage requirement included in the healthcare reform law enacted almost a year ago. Waivers have become a hot-button issue for Republicans, eager to expose any vulnerabilities in the reform law.

Republican lawmakers have seized on the waivers as proof that the law they want to see repealed is flawed, and they have accused the administration of giving them waivers as gifts to union allies.
Unions push for Obamacare forcing Democratic lawmakers to support while  driving off the cliff, ruining their careers. Once passed the Unions are now pushing to waive their members from having to use Obamacare. That was easy..

O Administration Has Now Waived 222 Companies From Obamacare, Waivers For Waffles, Signature Meal Deal

December 7, 2010

The Obama Administration has quietly granted even more waivers to one provision of the new federal health reform law, doubling the number in just the last three weeks to a new total of 222.

One of the more recognizable business names included on the newly-expanded list of waivers issued by the feds is that of Waffle House, which received a waiver on November 23 for health coverage that covers 3,947 enrollees.

These waivers deal with limited health benefit plans, sometimes referred to as “mini-med” policies, which companies as large as McDonald’s use for some its employees.

The plan have limits on how much can be paid out in coverage, limits which would be phased out under the new health reform law.

The feds though have granted waivers from that law, amid concern that certain groups would drop their health insurance programs entirely.  Those waivers are good for one year, and can be considered for renewal.Obama has had to waive companies from Obamacare or risk companies dropping their health care plans  all together.
Waffle House serving up eggs with a side order of Obamacare Waivers. Some companies get the signature deal. House of Pancake may not be able to compete and there may be a House of Pancake foreclosure..