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House Prepares Investigation of Obamacare Waivers
CNSNews ^

Posted on 02/04/2011 10:15:22 AM PST by Sub-Driver

House Prepares Investigation of Obamacare Waivers Friday, February 04, 2011 By Fred Lucas

(CNSNews.com) – The Republican congressman leading the investigation into the Obama administration’s decision to grant more than 700 waivers to the new health care law is questioning whether the law could be effective if so many waivers are needed.

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) also noted the high percentage of Obama-supporting labor unions that received waivers -- which exempt them from a provision in the new health care law that bans annual limits on what insurance plans will pay for medical coverage.

“The American people repeatedly have been told that the new health care law is an effective and responsible plan for overhauling the nation’s health care system,” Rep. Stearns told CNSNews.com in a statement. “Yet, if the law is so good, why are so many waivers to the law being granted?”

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; february2011; investigation; waivers

1 posted on 02/04/2011 10:15:24 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Finally!!!!!!


2 posted on 02/04/2011 10:16:21 AM PST by BubbaBobTX ("The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Sub-Driver

Awesome!


3 posted on 02/04/2011 10:17:57 AM PST by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good news!


4 posted on 02/04/2011 10:18:41 AM PST by Spok ("What are you going to believe; me or your own eyes?" -Groucho Marx)
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To: Sub-Driver
WHY WERE ALL MOSLEMS (each and every one) GIVEN WAIVERS FIRST?


5 posted on 02/04/2011 10:18:54 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Diogenesis

Is this true? I’ve not heard that before.......very interesting.


6 posted on 02/04/2011 10:20:59 AM PST by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Yet, if the law is so good, why are so many waivers to the law being granted?”

It's waivers for favors. They helped him get the bill passed, so he sets them free.
"Punish your enemies, and reward your friends."

7 posted on 02/04/2011 10:23:19 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Sub-Driver
This is why we have an equal protection clause.
8 posted on 02/04/2011 10:26:20 AM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: Sub-Driver

This a staightforward, easy-to-understand political scandal. I’m sure the MSM will be all over it.


9 posted on 02/04/2011 10:31:15 AM PST by vekzen
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d still like to know who was DENIED a waiver ... has even a single newsie explored that aspect yet?


10 posted on 02/04/2011 10:37:56 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: All; Sub-Driver
Here is the list of the waivers. I recall having read that AARP (who pushed like hell to get ObamaCare) received a waiver, but I don't see them on the list.

If anyone knows where that article is please let me know.

Look at all the Unions who received a waiver. 733 Waivers

11 posted on 02/04/2011 10:38:29 AM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: vekzen
This a staightforward, easy-to-understand political scandal.

Next should come GE. They only have to pay 3.6% in taxes. Other businesses pay in the mid 30's. We pay at least 40. They got environmental wavers just recently, too, and why did they receive tax payer money from TARP?

12 posted on 02/04/2011 10:38:50 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Sub-Driver

Full speed ahead!


13 posted on 02/04/2011 10:51:12 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Sub-Driver

FEAR ISSA


14 posted on 02/04/2011 11:00:42 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

sounds like a 14th Amendment case waiting to happen to me


15 posted on 02/04/2011 11:01:17 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Spunky
I recall having read that AARP (who pushed like hell to get ObamaCare) received a waiver, but I don't see them on the list.

From what I can tell, a number of people have suggested that AARP should apply for a waiver. But, I haven't found any evidence that they should.

I think AARP pushed for ObamaCare because of the Medicare reductions. AARP sells Medigap insurance plans, and the reductions will result in more demand for their insurance.

In other words, they did it for more money (from their members).

16 posted on 02/04/2011 11:04:31 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: concerned about politics

“It’s waivers for favors.”

Now there’s a tagline.


17 posted on 02/04/2011 11:15:02 AM PST by Jacquerie (Where there is Islam there is no God.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, do Christian Scientists & Amish have waivers?


18 posted on 02/04/2011 12:05:14 PM PST by gimmebackmyconstitution
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To: Sub-Driver

And, the usual suspect scumbag dhims are screaming like mashed cats.


19 posted on 02/04/2011 12:13:33 PM PST by mapmaker77
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To: Spunky

More

McDonald’s, 29 other firms get health care coverage waivers

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/health/2010-10-07-healthlaw07_ST_N.htm


20 posted on 02/04/2011 12:41:31 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: gimmebackmyconstitution

The Amish are I’m not sure about the CS but it looks like it.

Amish, Muslims to be excused from Obamacare mandate?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/03/amish_muslims_to_be_excused_fr.html

Amish families exempt from insurance mandate
HEALTH REFORM: People with religious objections can opt out

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20100109/NEWS02/301099964


21 posted on 02/04/2011 12:46:23 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: vekzen

“This a staightforward, easy-to-understand political scandal. I’m sure the MSM will be all over it.”

And I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn I’ll sell you cheap!


22 posted on 02/04/2011 2:20:20 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: BubbaBobTX
The arrogant bastards, Schultz, & Rhodes on talk radio, Markos @ KOS, the borg at the democrat underground. LIARS, marxist sock puppets for obama.
Let them squirm in pain over this investigation, Go ahead randi, screech your rambling, angry, hate filled venom for your 9 listeners, then go soak your head in the same sauce ed has been for years.
The 4 years of zer0 are half gone, Tea Party is rolling back the legislation, but the damage caused to the economy, our International relationships and our currency should be reasons to impeach an remove the pResident
23 posted on 02/04/2011 6:08:53 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Sub-Driver

The ultimate ‘waiver’:

March 08, 2010
“Carol Plato - Outrageous! Illegal immigrants and how they drive up our health care costs.”

http://daryl-l-hunter.blogspot.com/2010/03/carol-plato-outrageous-illegal.html

(video @ link)


24 posted on 02/05/2011 10:32:41 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: FromLori

I think I will become amish.


25 posted on 02/07/2011 11:46:46 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Spunky

Thanks for the link...


26 posted on 02/07/2011 11:50:31 AM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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