The lucky Ones Who Get Waivers From Obamacare

The Obama administration is still handing out waivers to Obamacare like the Easter bunny hands out candy.

…the administration has issued 307 more Obamacare waivers, 47 of which for labor unions. That brings the total number of waivers to 1,040. Labor unions received 269 of those.

That means unions received about 26 percent of all waivers the administration has given out, but only about 12 percent of workers nationwide are unionized.

Unions are about power, and they have a lot of it with such a supporter in the White House. But it does tell you something that a favored son gets the “goodie” that is a waiver to Obamacare. If you are in with the Obama administration you get a break that the rest of the country does not. If Obamacare is so great, why should anyone get a waiver?

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Some industries and groups receiving Obamacare waivers are:

-Several different local union chapters, including the Teamsters, SEIU, UFCW, Steelworkers, Communications Workers of America, Social Service Employees Union, United Federation of Teachers, public sector unions including police officers’ unions
-Lots of local schools
-Several specialized health service providers for issues including mental health, eye care, and x-ray and imaging companies, and rehabilitation centers
-Small banks and financial institutions

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican, is launching a congressional investigation into Obamacare waiver selection. We can only hope that the Obama administration will obey a court order and either stop implementing Obamacare, or appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, so this can be decided one way or another. This kind of Chicago politics has got to stop.

As an aside, If you are confused about what is happening in Wisconsin, the truth is here.

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