Skip to comments.Shocker: AARP Gets An Obamacare Waiver
Posted on 05/20/2011 7:26:06 AM PDT by george76
Outside of the unions, there was perhaps no group more ardent in its support of Obamacare than the AARP. The advocacy group spent $121 million on advertising in favor of Obamacare, and millions more lobbying for it on Washington DC.
But now AARPs insurance business, Medigap which competes with Medicare Advantage (a program AARP lobbied to have hamstrung by OBamacare), just got a waiver from complying with the law.
Keep in mind, again, that AARP is set to rake in billions in profits now that Obamacare has effective knocked Medicare Advantage out of the market.
(Excerpt) Read more at sayanythingblog.com ...
Too bad the guy that bought all the billboards and full page ads touting the end of the world tomorrow didn’t use the money to expose AARP. You’ll never hear about this in the MSM.
Where’s my EQUAL PROTECTION from ObamaCare?
Gov. Sarah Palin on Pelosi districts Obamacare waivers: Seriously, this is corrupt
Published: 11:25 AM 05/17/2011 | Updated: 11:37 AM 05/17/2011
In response to the revelation that about 20 percent of the latest slew of Obamacare waivers went to luxurious restaurants, nightclubs and hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosis district, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told The Daily Caller the waiver process is corrupt.
Unflippingbelievable! No, wait, it is believable, Palin said in an email to TheDC. Seriously, this is corrupt. And anyone who still supports the Pelosi-Reid-Obama agenda of centralized government takeovers of the free market and the corresponding crony capitalism is, in my book, complicit.
President Barack Obamas administration approved 204 new Obamacare waivers in April. Thirty-eight of them went to upscale businesses including four-star hotels, gourmet restaurants, day spas and hip nightclubs in Pelosis district. Thats in addition to 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obamas Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved.
Other common waiver recipients were labor union chapters, large corporations, financial firms and local governments. But Pelosis districts waivers are the first major examples of upscale, gourmet restaurants and hotels getting a year-long pass from Obamacare.
The reason the Obama administration says it has given out waivers is to exempt certain companies or policyholders from annual limit requirements. The applications for the waivers are reviewed 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. The waivers dont allow a company to permanently refrain from implementing Obamacares stipulations, but companies can reapply for waivers annually through 2014.
UPDATE: 11:38 a.m.:
House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, spokesman Michael Steel told TheDC this is another backroom sweetheart deal for Obamacare.
It looks like ObamaCares backroom sweetheart deals didnt end when it became law, Steel said in an email to TheDC. Remember when former Speaker Pelosi said we needed to pass the bill to find out what was in it? I guess once they found out, the high-end eateries and spas in her Congressional District werent big fans.
The very moment I heard that AARP had endorsed Hussein, I called and cancelled my memberhsip.
There’s some chutzpah for you. AARP lobbied vigorously for Obamacare in order to be relieved of its money-losing medical insurance program—and now gets a waiver! AARP is not out for seniors; it’s out for itself.
Scum. I wouldn’t have a thing to do with that bunch of commie losers.
Of course that has been true for decades. AARP is a left wing group that no conservative should ever support.
That maybe didn't use to be the case; but the evidence is overwhelming of what they support that is contrary to conservative values.
Fascism In Action....
Those who fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.
"all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others"
Some people are more equal than others.
So all the supporters of passing Obama Care are getting waivers and all the people who didn’t want it are stuck with it. America, is this a great country or what.
They have lobbied against nuclear power, against school vouchers and against gun rights.
They have lobbied for unions, for the National Education Association and will not take a stand against illegal immigration.
Should be interesting to see how the AARP lies to it’s membership on why it got the waiver.
And the left keep saying it’s about racism.
What a scam. Too bad it’s taken so long for so many to wake up.
They are stacking the deck every which way possible. It takes a lot of people
to do what’s been done. Very well coordinated with little Alinski babies in tow.
I wonder if the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 means the end
of life as we know it.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.