Skip to comments.Maine gets break in federal health care overhaul [Obamacare Dead: Maine granted waiver, entire STATE
Posted on 03/08/2011 9:04:12 PM PST by SonsOfLibertyII
PORTLAND, Maine - Feds Tuesday granted Maine a waiver of a key provision in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, citing the likelihood that enforcement could destabilize the state's market for insurance.
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OBAMACARE! Another Dumbass Liberal Idea!
Ironic. Wasn’t Snowe the GOP senator who drifted?
Well not a complete waiver, but cracks in the Dam, a camels nose under the tent.
DETAILS: Its a waiver of the requirement of spending 80 cents to 85 cents of every premium dollar on medical care and quality improvement. Maine can keep it to 65% for a few more years as the 65% has been the norm for Maine for some time.
Whatever happened to “equal protection under the law”?
There’s no way that any of these waivers are going to stand up in a court of law, if challenged.
I also saw on Drudge that Obama’s DOJ has filed their appeal per Judge Vinson’s order, in the 11th Circuit.
Not for nothing the ins. companies were the major writers of obamacare.
Put a fork in this garbage. Isn’t this a violation under equal protection?
They grant any more waivers to this disaster it will become a bill of attainder to the last man standing.
Some States Are More Equal Than Others..
Did the whole sate of Maine have to sell all their first born sons to get this waver?
Is it just me, or does this country drift towards dictatorship when the Executive Branch can determine (via waivers in this case) which states and companies get punished by Obamacare (or any other program).
It seems that if laws are passed by Congress, they should either apply to EVERYONE, or no one.
There will be so many waivers, that it will be up to a few taxpayers, a few states (dem ones) to fund this whole mess. It’s dead, trust me!
You’re right, of course. But we no longer live in that America.
Obamacare is DOA. This is a golden opportunity to bury all the other dead-weighted liberal ideas along with it.
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He bamboozled millions... gave us the old 'okee doke.
The first states who should have to keep it are the ones who elected people who voted for it!
We are such a 3rd world country now.
You know you suck when Honduras outshines you.
I agree, it’s basically dead. Class action lawsuits and non-compliance should finish it off.
This thing gets more and more UNCONSTITUTIONAL as it goes on. Besides the long-standing fact that the Govt can’t force you to buy something, the enforcement of Obamacare, and the waivers issued, are becoming nearly random.
Obama and Eric “my people” Holder happened, along with a bunch of activist liberal judges.
So Senator Snowe, how are they hanging now?
This is a golden opportunity to bury all the other dead-weighted liberal ideas along with it.
Unfortunately, that won’t happen. Every level of our society, especially governments, is infected with “liberal ideas”.
Can We The People file a class action suit against Obummer?
The revolt this stupid piece of legislation has unleashed is truly heartening. Maybe it’s possible to undo liberal initiatives after all. Too bad Wilson, Roosevelt and LBJ weren’t as incompetent as Obama and his congressional stooges.
Liberals all get waivers from ObaminationCare.
Time to convene a Death Panel on the entire law.
It really is all in the details. Thanks for providing those.
The 250-page Republican bill would have allowed insurers to sell in all 50 states.
Barack Obama carried Maine with 58% of the vote in the 2008 elections, and 52% of voters in the state now approve of the job he is doing... rasmussenreports.com
Three local chapters of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)--whose political action committee spent $27 million supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election--have received temporary waivers from a provision in the Obamacare law. The three SEIU chapters include the Local 25 in Obama's hometown of Chicago. nation.foxnews.com
Health and Humand Services Grant 126 New ObamaCare Waivers Total Waivers now at 1040 scottystarnes.wordpress.com
You don't have to be a Supreme Court Justice to see that this isn't fair. Maine should pay just like the other 57 states. So should the SEIU.
Put it out of our misery!
.....and now you know why....quid pro quo.
This opens up another constitutional challenge that excises have to be uniform among the states.
Obama, the democrats, unions and Obama TV make the laws however they want. All of TV supports him and idiots who watch TV empower him.
Draconian laws don’t tolerate waivers or exceptions or blinking terribly well. This means the dems are basically standing there with just their ***** in their hands as Santino Corleone put it, and they don’t have any policy at all.
Why should we secede? Kick them out!
Yes they do. One of the first waivers was the united federation of teachers. Only 361,000. They are bigger then CIGNA. The unions have hijacked America.
Yes you can..you can also call a state grand jury and nail those congresscritters in your state who voted for it.
You’ll have to find the rules for Grand Jurys in your state.
Too bad Wilson, Roosevelt and LBJ werent as incompetent as Obama and his congressional stooges.
If 0bama is incompetent, I’d hate to see how he’d be doing if he were competent. 0bama and his minions know >exactly< what they’re doing. People need to wake up to that fact.
14th Amendment equal protection clause; I believe that
prohibits these shenanigans.
So much for Zer0 the constitutional law teacher.
As Sonny Corleone said to brother Michael,”did you go to college to become stupid?”
Remember back when President Bush told us that he didn't have to follow or enforce the law, and with all the talk about "unitary executive theory," many FReepers cheered the idea and flamed those who warned, "But what about when Hillary's in power?"
Oh, those heady days, when Democrats could never get power again, according to many.
Now, here we are, reaping what has been sown for so long. And President Obama is worse than Hillary Clinton.
Sort of ... "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
Didn’t Obiwan just sya the admin. is going to appeal the judge in Florida’s decision? I can’t imagine he will fight all that’s out there opposing this...but it will likely all go to the Supreme Court.
The Parrot is dead.
No, they just voted for their Republlcan Governor LePage and he publically told Obama he can kiss his a**.
I guess there was a final favor owed to Olympia Snowe.
“The first states who should have to keep it are the ones who elected people who voted for it!”
I live in Nevada...we have Reid...he is only elected because California has invaded the state like a horde of locusts, and blue-ified it (at least in Vegas, and a little bit in Reno as well). Yes, my state elected Reid who was instrumental in it’s passage, but why should I suffer even more because California has ruined our once great state. Although, I expect Nevada to get a waiver soon anyway.
Be careful what you wish for, however. It is well known that Texas is booming. I’m sure your own California locust horde invasion is well underway, and it will only be accelerating as California crumbles.
Wasn't that from Maine? Isn't that appropriate to this Snowjob?