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Obama admin to end health care waivers
ap.com ^ | 6-17-11 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

Posted on 06/17/2011 2:34:46 PM PDT by rawhide

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says it will end a controversial health care waiver program in September.

Officials announced Friday that all applications for new waivers and renewals of existing ones have to be in by Sept. 22.

That would remove a potential political distraction in the 2012 elections.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aarp; healthcare; unions; waivers
Well, obamma has paid all his union supporters back, and now that the AARP has just received it, there is nobody politically worth giving the exemption to anymore, so now obamma can take the high road and end it.
1 posted on 06/17/2011 2:34:48 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide
The Obama administration says it will end a controversial health care waiver program in September.

Officials announced Friday that all applications for new waivers and renewals of existing ones have to be in by Sept. 22.

Wait a minute here: Obozo is "ending" the waiver program, but applications for waivers have to be in by September? How is that "ending" anything?

2 posted on 06/17/2011 2:37:03 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: rawhide

He’s ending further Waivers; but what about the payback-Waivers already granted? Are they going to be voided?


3 posted on 06/17/2011 2:37:14 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: rawhide

That’s what I was thinking, everybody who he was planning to give them to has recieved them


4 posted on 06/17/2011 2:38:04 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: rawhide

Geez, talk about screwing over the voter.
Oh I forgot to tell you, there’s a cut off date...?


5 posted on 06/17/2011 2:38:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: rawhide

His peeps all got theirs already.


6 posted on 06/17/2011 2:38:48 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: rawhide
That would remove a potential political distraction in the 2012 elections.

Sorry, dimwits, but unless you void all the waivers you have already granted this will NOT remove this as a conservative talking point, unless the conservative candidates are just plain stupid.

7 posted on 06/17/2011 2:39:43 PM PDT by calex59
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To: rawhide
Some say we must win the Senate and the White House to repeal Obamacare.

Why?

Just have our Nominee Promise:

“A Waiver in every pot”

Would be nice to get a filibuster proof Senate, too, but the waiver option is there for a smart Republican.

8 posted on 06/17/2011 2:39:53 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: rawhide

The corrupt slime needs to be removed.


9 posted on 06/17/2011 2:40:00 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: hsalaw

“The Obama administration says it will end a controversial health care waiver program in September.”

Translation: Obama has now given out Waivers to all his friends!


10 posted on 06/17/2011 2:40:09 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

Congressional Republicans had charged favoritism, claiming that waivers were being funneled to unions. But an outside review by the Government Accountability Office found that the administration was using objective standards to make its decisions.

Funny


11 posted on 06/17/2011 2:42:03 PM PDT by italianquaker (the Western faculty lounge attitude, which is the sewer that Obama has been marinated in,)
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To: rawhide
19bama to 2012 electorate: "So sorry for going to the far left for 2 1/2 years, so I'll tack to the right till the next election. .... then resume full far left after that"
12 posted on 06/17/2011 2:43:12 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: rawhide

Misleading title


13 posted on 06/17/2011 2:43:37 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: hsalaw
Wait a minute here: Obozo is "ending" the waiver program, but applications for waivers have to be in by September? How is that "ending" anything?

Obama found out some of his supporters, such as the smaller unions, haven't gotten in their applications yet. There will be an extension if one misses the new deadline.

14 posted on 06/17/2011 2:45:01 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: rawhide

Please see my tagline.


15 posted on 06/17/2011 2:46:42 PM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: italianquaker
But an outside review by the Government Accountability Office found that the administration was using objective standards to make its decisions.

Do we get to see a copy of those too?! /s

16 posted on 06/17/2011 2:57:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: rawhide

Somehow I suspect the waivers won’t actually expire until the end of 2012. Wouldn’t do to have millions of people lose their healthcare insurance right before the election.


17 posted on 06/17/2011 2:58:41 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: rawhide

Not so fast my Rowdy friend.

Look again. By shutting down the existing waivers and making those beneficiaries re-apply, OhOh gets a second chance to shake them down fo’ mo’ money for the campaign before the next session of the Supremes. And de unions gots to pledge their thugs yet again.

Think of it as The Just’us Brothers on a bigger scale.


18 posted on 06/17/2011 3:00:25 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: hsalaw

Grandfathered in waivers...

Distraction to elections of 2012?

Hell....lets raise the roof on them!


19 posted on 06/17/2011 3:02:07 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: rawhide

Nothing is going to end until OBAMACARE IS DEAD.


20 posted on 06/17/2011 3:03:01 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: rawhide

By stopping it they are admitting what we already knew: it was a corrupt payback scheme used to cover flawed legislation.


21 posted on 06/17/2011 3:12:16 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: rawhide

Come on hordes of treasonous leaches, get yours in, we’ve got a wtf election coming up!


22 posted on 06/17/2011 3:15:42 PM PDT by parisa
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To: hsalaw

not to mention reports that they are offering three year waivers, which will expend past the election and then they can start it up again for their supporters. Criminal.


23 posted on 06/17/2011 3:16:29 PM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: rawhide

I cannot believe (let me restate that) I do not understand why the idiots in the Republican party have not frozen all of Sebellius’ departments’ funds until all waivers are rescinded. Debate the notion that if it is such a damn fine plan there is no need for waivers. Pass it in the house and send it to the Senate and have the same debate. Make a voting record between now and Nov. 2012 to show the partisan favoritism of Obamalamadindong administration and the pro union Rat party. For Pete’s sake do we have to come up with all the ideas to shine the light on the shady and dark machinations in this current environment. I sometimes wonder why they can’t do the simple things to get things done. Where is the defunding of Obamacare we were promised? Are you leaving that up to the POTUS new golf buddy, John, “Go Along”, Boehner?Here a little golf tip: GET OFF YOUR DUFF and do what you were elected to do and that was NOT TO PLAY NICE UNTIL THE AGENDA IS COMPLETED. Makes me nauseous.


24 posted on 06/17/2011 3:19:28 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: rawhide

Just making sure all his pals get in under the wire.


25 posted on 06/17/2011 3:24:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster - Sun Tzu)
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What is the total count on number of waivers now? I believe its ‘ in the thousands.
26 posted on 06/17/2011 3:41:52 PM PDT by lstanle
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To: rawhide
That would remove a potential political distraction in the 2012 elections.

No, it won't. We will still be "distracted" by it. Guaranteed.

27 posted on 06/17/2011 3:48:29 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: rawhide


28 posted on 06/17/2011 4:00:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: traditional1
“Are they going to be voided?”

No way! The ones who got them are the ones they wanted to have them. We just missed the boat. n/s

29 posted on 06/17/2011 4:33:45 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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Now that all his buds got their exemptions he is just using this an excuse to deny exemptions to everybody else.

ALL EXEMPTIONS should be declared null and void.

30 posted on 06/17/2011 4:50:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: hsalaw

Get your donations in early and often to qualify! ;-)


31 posted on 06/17/2011 4:57:42 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: Clintonfatigued; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks rawhide.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/obamacare/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=waivers


32 posted on 06/17/2011 5:12:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: rawhide

waiver Ping


33 posted on 06/17/2011 9:41:08 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: rawhide

A Special Prosecutor should be looking into this Waiver business to find Who authorized it; Who advertised the Waivers; Was it Fairly decided; Did it apply to All?


34 posted on 06/18/2011 5:07:45 AM PDT by widdle_wabbit
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