American Elephants

ObamaCare is a Government Takeover, But Special Friends Get Waivers! by The Elephant's Child

Liberals were ecstatic when they passed ObamaCare. They were sure that they had done something wonderful for the American people, who would love it. But hardly anyone really noticed that they excused themselves completely from participating. At that point, most people didn’t have much of an idea of what was in the plan, or how it would affect them.

People have been reading it, and as they have learned what’s in it, organizations have discovered that they would not able to meet the reform law’s new requirement for annual coverage limits. So the Department of Health and Human Services, (HHS) the regulatory arm of ObamaCare, has been quietly issuing waivers or ‘Get Out of ObamaCare Requirements Free” cards.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has granted 733 waivers so far to a who’s-who list of unions, businesses and even several cities and four states. Most prominent among the friends of Barack are members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).  The bill was produced in cloakroom deals, and it continues to make a joke of much vaunted administration transparency.

A report from the Medicare and Medicaid Office of the Actuary exposed the fact that ObamaCare would cost $311 billion more than promised, and would result in 14 million Americans losing their current insurance. You will face higher health insurance premiums, but special friends in the unions will not. This is what Americans are supposed to love?

Insurance & Financial Advisor Magazine, explains how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is takeover, social engineering by the federal government. ” The McCarran Ferguson Act passed in the 1940s said that the states regulate insurance.  Now the federal government regulates health insurance or tells the states how they will regulate health insurance.”

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