Skip to comments.House begins probe into 222 waivers for ObamaCare
Posted on 01/22/2011 8:37:10 AM PST by matt1234
Fred Upton proves himself to be a multitasker this week. Earlier today, I wrote about his plan to fight the EPA on the expansion of climate-change regulation, and now Upton has his eyes trained on Health and Human Services. Upton and one of the chairs of his Energy and Commerce subcommittees have launched a probe into the 222 waivers granted by the Obama administration from ObamaCare insurance coverage mandates:
One day after the House voted to repeal Obamacare, some lawmakers are turning their attention toward the bureaucracy created by the bill. Reps. Fred Upton, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Cliff Stearns, chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, are investigating the new Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO).According to the letter, Angloff told Rep. Michael Burgess that the administration had also denied some waiver requests, but apparently didnt elaborate on who got denied and why. Upton and Stearns want an explanation of the processes and requirements for waivers from the PPACA. They are also likely looking at denied and approved waivers to determine whether there is a fair and objective process, or if political considerations went into granting the explosion of waivers.
On Thursday, Upton and Stearns sent CCIIO director Jay Angoff a letter with questions about the offices structure, authority and recent decision to grant waivers throughout several industries, exempting companies from complying with the bills requirements.
Most troubling is that your office is currently responsible for deciding who does not have to comply with the massive new regulations imposed by the PPACA [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act], said the letter. Currently your office has approved waivers from the PPACAs annual limits requirements for 222 applicants.
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I would love to see Upton lead an effort to repeal the wrongheaded legislation that bans the sale of incadescent light bulbs. What an idiot.
Let’s not stop there. How about outlawing the “water saving” 3 flush toilets? sd
HA! Good for Upton. I doubt if they have any procedures in place for how those waivers were granted. This will open up more lawsuits into ObamaCare.
Good for them. If this healthcare is such a good deal; why are they allowing people to opt out? Why, because it causes envy and what better way to control.
Let’s start by revoking or getting injuctions in court to block all of these waivers. Watch the tide turn when the Rats who got in line for their special deal find out it’s no longer there and they’re going to be screwed just like everyone else.
222 ..all heavy rat contributors...
Why again are Moslems exempt?
HUH they are?
Do you know anything about this?
What other religious groups do not HAVE to participate in Obamacare or Mitt-care?
One thought is “JUST GIVE US ALL WAIVERS FOR OBAMACARE”.
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There’s some obvious political paydirt here.
There are groups...like the Mennonites which are exempted from ObamaCare.
Having grown up around the Mennonites...typically, they only take extremely serious cases to a clinic to be examined, and they pay cash. And no, they wouldn’t be signing up for heart transplants or any truly expensive procedures. The other side of this story is that they all eat healthy, do physical labor, and avoid alcohol, drugs, booze or activities which would be considered dangerous.
Waivers can be granted, subject of course to appropriate “considerations”.
“222 ..all heavy rat contributors...”
Cancel them all.
THIS is where the REAL work of stopping Obamacare is located. In the secretive and dangerous offices of ENFORCEMENT. These Congressmen need our vocal and solid support in their work to stop the Socialist from taking over the lives of Americans.
Their authority lies in the RePeal that passed congress.
If they are shown to be political or arbitrary in their decisions. (which ofcourse they are) DEFUND and DEFANG.
Yep. islam regards insurance as a form of gambling. It is haraam to them.
Pasted link wrong.
As Rimshot Joe Biden might say, these waivers are “a big, ****ing deal”. This needs to be investigated to find out why the morons who elected Barry and his commie ‘RATS are being given a free pass on all of his Socialist policies. It appears that these ‘RAT policies are arrows directed at Americans only. The freeloading “U.S. citizens” are all getting a free pass and won’t have to put up with the bull****.
Amazing how little interest there is in the MSM about this story? How did they get waivers?We don’t know. How do you apply for waivers? We don’t know. Why are the waivers almost exclusively for companies that supported Obama? We don’t know.
Pass it through the House and watch the Senate squirm.
I’ll make a double batch of popcorn!
They’re all Amish.
Christian science as a fundamental doctrine the rejection of medicine and medical practice. As a gnostically inclined cult - they believe the material doesn’t exist (and is bad) and any ‘illness’ is the result of spiritual issues.
Sure they do!
Thanks for the tip; I’ve seriously considered joining up, so “They” don’t toss me in jail for not accepting Obamacare.