Huge numbers of Obamacare waivers granted to luxury business in Pelosi's district

Sunday, July 10, 2011 by: J. D. Heyes
Tags: Obamacare, waivers, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
Governments seize colloidal silver being used to treat Ebola patients, says advocate
Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises

(NaturalNews) If you recall during the debate over the healthcare reform law that became known as "Obamacare" because it was shepherded through Congress by the president, one of its primary selling points was that it would cover everyone. That was, after all, the point: Universal coverage - no exceptions, no person left out.

Even some businesses that normally don't support an increase in government bureaucracy and red tape found themselves supportive of the new law. How could that be?

Maybe it's because they have discovered a way around having to pay for their employees' healthcare coverage under the new law. At least businesses and unions that are friends of the president have discovered that.

Take former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., one of the law's most vociferous supporters. As leader of the House during the debate over the measure and as the primary arbiter of votes to pass the measure among the then-Democratic majority (even those Democrats who were considering voting against the bill because their constituents demanded it), she has since been richly rewarded for her stalwart support. So, too, have a number of businesses in her congressional district.

According to reports, scores of companies and businesses, including fancy eateries, nightclubs and swanky hotels, have been granted waivers from the new law, because it would cost them too much to meet the law's requirements.

What about that universal coverage mandate that is currently winding its way through federal court? Isn't that what the fuss is about - whether or not the federal government can force everyone (businesses included) to purchase health insurance?

In Pelosi's district alone, 38 Obamacare waivers have been issued so far. That's about 20 percent of the total - 204 waivers - that were issued in May to businesses, companies and the Democrats' favorite constituency, unions (at least 31 so far). In all, nearly 1,400 waivers have been issued.

In fact, even drug companies are riding the waiver train: As of mid-May, 27 waivers had been issued for pharmaceutical firms.

Officially, the administration says it is granting the slew of waivers to except certain companies or policyholders from "annual limit requirements." The Department of Health and Human Services, which issues the waivers on behalf of the administration, says it reviews waiver requests on a case-by-case basis "by department officials who look at a series of factors including whether or not a premium increase is large or if a significant number of enrollees would lose access to their current plan because the coverage would not be offered in the absence of a waiver."

Sure. The more accurate, but less politically correct, explanation, is political patronage. Average Americans, as usual, will pay, but the privileged will be spared. More waivers can be applied for an granted, the government says.

Apparently you don't need a federal judge or the Supreme Court to rule on whether or not you will be forced to purchase a service - health insurance - you may not want or need. All you really need to be is a friend of President Barack Obama and his party.

But the answer doesn't lie completely in the courts anyway. Health freedom is something that should be practiced on an individual scale.

No one - not the government, not the healthcare industry, not President Obama - should be forcing anyone into a particular healthcare system, especially one they may not agree with or support.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.