Skip to comments.CMS Official Confirms That Four States Have Been Granted ObamaCare Waivers
Posted on 02/16/2011 8:36:14 AM PST by Nachum
An Obama administration official on Wednesday confirmed that four states -- including Florida, Tennessee and Ohio -- have been granted waivers from the regulatory requirements of the national health care law.
Steve Larsen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, confirmed the news under questioning from Rep. Cliff Stearns at an oversight hearing for the House Energy and Commerce committee.
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How can that be constitutional?
And under the American principle of equality under the law, every state should get such a waiver. Better make certain your attorney general files those papers.
Can’t the admin. admit that Obamacare was a giagantic mistake? We will go through a lot of ‘hell’ for nothing.
Because some pigs are more equal than others. In this case, important swing states.
The states that don’t matter get to keep Obamacare.
“...While he said there was also a fourth state that was granted a waiver, he could not recall off the top of his head which state.”
The wonders never cease with these people...
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Let's see. She said get milk, eggs, bread, and... ah jeez, I can't remember the fourth thing.
There needs to be a lawsuit about the waivers.
Admit it’s a mistake??? LMAO!
This is a guy who just said oil is the energy of the past, and is affirmatively shutting down our oil production. Did you see they are going to revoke the Northwest shale oil permits?! Shale - the hope for the future!
No they aren’t going to admit any “mistakes”. It’s deliberate
None of it is Constitutional.
Where is my damn waiver!
This could be a way to end the overbearing governmental imposition of Obama-Kare in a way that will allow Obama to “not lose face”.
Just grant waivers to every state and every individual in the country.
That way congress will not have to fight to overthrow the program, Obama will still have his legacy legislative accomplishment and the other 310 million of us will regain our freedom of choice.
That’s a Win-Win as the wonks like to say.
Seems to me this is where “equal protection” should kick in.
doesn’t this bolster the law-suit ?
Probably corn, as in the Cornhusker Compromise. Perhaps Nebraska is the fourth state?
Uh? So my emergency only coverage which is prohibited by 0bamacare, has a waiver? Uh?
“How can that be constitutional?”
The whole thing is unconstitutional so anything that is done under the auspices of Obamacare is unconstitutional.
Just an observation but if 3-4 states are opting out and 700 odd business and unions are getting waivers just exactly who is going to be left to actually be in Obamacare?
Well, I’m in Ohio. I may have to reconsider closing my business in 2013.
States run by socialist legislatures like CT. We are about to implement our own Obamacare called Sustinet that will quickly bankrupt the state...
For the love of Pete.
This “news” was so suppressed by the media that it took a CONGRESSIONAL hearing to get it out of the most transparent administration in history. What else is HHS hiding?
It’s becoming more and more apparent that Obamacare is an offensive weapon Obama will use to intimidate his opponents. It may be the law’s undoing.
This fact, possibly unconfirmed, was on FR a couple of weeks ago.
“No State shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”
- 14th Amendment
Does this mean I can have a waiver too? Or do I have to pay some sort of fealty to 0bamunism?
How generous that the beneficent imperial federal government would grant a waiver from regulatory requirements of an unconstitutional law.
The ever expanding list of waivers is found here:
Currently there are 729 approved applicant waivers covering a total of 2,189,636 enrollees and four states (Mass, NJ, Tenn, Ohio).
Obamacare, the Great American Snipehunt.
See post # 30.
Good one, thanks..
Maybe obama can just slowly give everyone a waiver and let obamacare wither on the vine.
Another whole layer of lawlessness.
so when do they get stopped?
This is just like “Democracy in the Middle East”. If it is all that grand to be free, then why are people leaving in droves for Europe?
RE: An Obama administration official on Wednesday confirmed that four states — including Florida, Tennessee and Ohio
Why is the Spectator so shy to name the 4th state?
Tennessee has TennCare. However, it is bankrupting the state and even though we get a waiver we still have to pay the taxes for it and the “medical devices” high prices.
I would probably qualify for TennCare but don’t want it. If I have medical bills I will pay for them myself - little by little if I have to. If I am dying I will just go the palliative route with some of that California medical weed.
Totally screwed is what we are.
This is a lame effort to declare the case FL brought as “moot”.
see they have waivers so the case is moot.
waiver .... for now.
This just ads fuel to the unconstitutional argument fire.
It isn't. The whole charade is unconstitutional. Obambi and the 'rats were just hoping (and still are, given Kennedy's unpredictability) that they'd have the Supreme Court stacked sufficiently to allow it to happen. All they need it 5 black-robed traitors to say that it's OK and it is the law of the land.
Someone investigative journalist should see who is behind each of these entities and see what kind of donations they have made to Obama/Democrats.
waiver .... for now.
Exactly right on both points.
I want too see the Harvard transcripts. Was it an online course or did Elena or Cass call him re: showing up on the Law Review (he never published), pic and for Grad day?
Harvard Law turns out pieces of work.
If waivers are truly being dished out on a state by state basis, seems this would violate article 4 section 2:
Section. 2. The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.
(not that it would make a Constitutional authority like obama any difference)
That some organizations should be granted waivers and others not, is bad enough, but the refusal of Sibelius to state the criteria used or the method of application IS REALLY MORALLY SICK.
I can HARDLY WAIT for 2012!!!
A 14th Amendment lawsuit needs to be brought.
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