ObamaCare Waivers: Stop the Bleed of Companies Dumping Employee Insurance

Obama granted another 106 ObamaCare waivers in July. Verum Serum is watching and tracking. Did you know the President admitted these waivers are meant to stop the bleed of companies dropping health care for employees altogether, because it’s cheaper to pay the penalty? Here is what the most lawless administration ever has been doing (read it all at Verum Serum):

The Obama administration granted another 106 waivers last month from part of the healthcare reform law — the first round of three-year waivers the Health and Human Services Department has approved.

The new approvals bring the total number of waivers to 1,472, according to HHS. Those figures cover waivers granted through the end of July. HHS will stop granting new waivers after September.

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  • Let us get rid of the waivers and force the unions to live under Obamacare. They wanted it, they should be forced to live under it.

    • findalis, good plan, but not happening. I bet if we looked into it, we would see that the waivers are going to companies with big unions (yep, three as of January 2011).

      CNSNews.com) – Three local chapters of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), whose political action committee spent $27 million supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, have received temporary waivers from a provision in the Obamacare law.
      The three SEIU chapters include the Local 25 in Obama’s hometown of Chicago.
      The waivers allow health insurance plans to limit how much they will spend on a policy holder’s medical coverage for a given year. Under the new health care law, however, such annual limits are phased out by the year 2014. (Under HHS regulations, annual limits can be no less than $750,000 for 2011, no less than $1.25 million in 2012 and no less than $2 million in 2013.)

  • “HHS will stop granting new waivers after September.”

    Expect the Friday afternoon HHS announcement to the contrary on 9/30/11.

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • This should be headline news, but no, just another drip drip drip.For shame on the part of the media. Oh Hum for them.

  • This article is simply a waste of air and space.

    These waivers have ZERO to do with getting out of PPACA. They simply give the recipients (employers, insurers, unions et al), most of whom provide low cost mini med plans, until 2014 to get their plans in order when the exchanges will be open as well.

    • J. Nail, here’s the thing, it’s my air and space and not yours. I see you have a blog so spread whatever there. The fact is, Obama knows employers will drop insurance and pay the penalty BECAUSE IT IS SIGNIFICANTLY CHEAPER. That cannot be difficult to understand. In 2012 ObamaCare will be gone anyway, but it’s interesting to see how he has to cover his rear.

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  • Hey, when do I get my waiver from having to pay through the nose for my private plan?