The Obama administration approved 204 new waivers to Democrats' healthcare reform law over the past month, bringing the total to 1,372.At this rate, it won't be long before everyone gets a waiver from Obamacare. Maybe then we can say that healthcare reform has truly succeeded...
The waivers are temporary and only apply to one provision of the law, which requires health plans to offer at least $750,000 worth of annual medical benefits before leaving patients to fend for themselves. Still, Republicans have assailed the waivers as a sign of both favoritism and of major problems with the law.
The fact that over 1,000 waivers have been granted is a tacit admission that the healthcare law is fundamentally flawed," Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said in March. Upton is one of three House committee chairmen who has used new oversight powers to investigate the annual limit waivers.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
It's happening again: