Skip to comments.White House allows big firms to dodge health reforms (Obama makes exceptions in following the law)
Posted on 10/07/2010 4:09:07 AM PDT by tobyhill
As Obama administration officials put into place the first major wave of changes under the health care legislation, they have tried to defuse stiffening resistance from companies like McDonalds and some insurers by granting dozens of waivers to maintain even minimal coverage far below the new laws standards.
The waivers have been issued in the last several weeks as part of a broader strategic effort to stave off threats by some health insurers to abandon markets, drop out of the business altogether or refuse to sell certain policies.
Among those that administration officials hoped to mollify with waivers were some big insurers, some smaller employers and McDonalds, which went so far as to warn that the regulations could force it to strip workers of existing coverage.
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There’s more trains heading toward that wreckage.
Obamas base is McDonalds employees.
So, the bill allows the President to pick and choose who must comply with the new regulations and who is allowed to be exempt.
I wonder if we will see big campaign contributions from McDonalds in the near future?
“Theres more trains heading toward that wreckage.”
Yep, many trains.
McDonald gets a pass, while Joe’s diner has to suck it up.
...blackmail as simply as possible. Contribute to the socialist agenda or die.
“Joe’s diner” will have a case if Joe decided to sue.
Rule of a dictator, this is NOT Rule of Law.
Yep, the rule of dictators involves crossing lots of gubmint palms with silver in order to obtain what you would be entitled to under the law anyway. And shame on all the lawyers and lobbyists who participated in these “waivers” — it’s just been a boon to the DC economy, surely!
Imagine! An insurance company trying to make a profit! What nerve. Good catch, NYT!
The rule of law ruined by the rule of man. Pray this ends soon....
UnConstitional = Equal Protection Clause - Another series of legal suits will follow in the courts. The new name is ObummerCare - Change in Healthcare Delivery Means Rationing
This behavior is NOT DEFENSIBLE in a court of LAW.
Where the f is equal protection?
Obamacare will be ruled null, void, and UNCONSTITUTIONAL
The quicker the better
The payoffs to the DNC were adequate.
You can in the USSA.
So much for States rights...
So much for equal protection...
Just throw the 14th amendment out the window...
Lets trash the 10th while we are at it...
GO BARACK “CHAVEZ” OBAMA !!!!!!
Just another round in the clip of ammunition we will have to impeach this fool. Fire at will in January !!!!!
I don’t know if it’s possible to be shocked anymore.
How does the Exective Branch get this type of arbitrary power?
I can’t wait for the whole thing to fall apart. We should have parties when it happens.
And for the umpteenth time, Democrat reveals his contempt and loathing for Equal Protection under the law.
Hey! Easy does it there!
Historically, your statement may have been true, but given today's US depression, there are many formerly gainfully employed folks who were thrown out of work simply because they were older than 55, who are now working in a McDonalds.
I dare say, they are conservative "as a whole" (otherwise, most of them would never have gone back to work, but instead be living on gummint subsidies and handouts) and are very happy to have a job....any job.
And no, I don't guess they'll be hopping into the voting booth to put a check in the box next to the foreign born little tin god's name or anyone else in his regime come election day.
DING! DING! DING! We have a winner, for the BTTT race!
This has got to be the biggest “DUH” moment for those who were expecting all this free manna from Heaven! Those that were up there screaming about those EEVVIILL insurance companies!
When they ask, “Why does this ‘manna’ taste like #&@$?” You simply tell them, “Because, like I told you BEFORE they baked it, it is #&@$!”
Remember, a crap sandwich with Grey Poupon is STILL a crap sandwich!
ah the benevolent dictator
only those who I say have to follow the law have to follow the law
can’t grant wavers to some, and then, fine others.
The golden rule is not a standard anymore...............
This was a move by Obama and the HHS to avoid the bad press of having hundreds of thousands of low wage workers losing what little bit of coverage they had. Plain and simple.
They were hell bent on close to 2 million people having their coverage legislated out of existence. It’s only the fact that McDonald’s threw their weight around and was going to cause a stink to save their 30,000 part-time and hourly employee’s coverage that HHS backed off.
Sitting in the wings we’re about million and a half more part-time, low wage, and temporary workers in the same boat. HHS was hoping to get away with this, but McDonald’s called them out on it.
Selective laws are a violation of the Constitution and the Equal Protection clause. They are also a strong invitation to bribery and other forms of corruption.
“So, the bill allows the President to pick and choose who must comply with the new regulations and who is allowed to be exempt?”
***This is gonna be the 64,000 question Scalia and the boys use to OVERTURN Obamacare*****
Banana republic stuff....
Chicago style garbage that gives corrupt politicians immense power.
Precisely the attitude that our Revolution sought to get rid of.
Politicians MUST be our servants, not our masters.
The “waivers” to the law give the law an air of legitimacy in the first place. I strongly object to that and condemn all the idiot lawyers who had anything to do with helping companies obtain the “waivers” instead of questioning the legitimacy of the law.