I just got my healthcare renewal form. My rates are up over 30% across the board, and that's with a $5,700 deductible. Impeach the liar. He really makes me sick -- oops, I can't afford to get sick.
I want a waiver -- oops, I don't know any crooked Democrats (is there any other kind?) who can fix it for me.
Who is the recipient of these goodies from this crooked administration? Unions, of course, and FOO.
This, over at The Examiner:
The Obama administration has given waivers for the new Healthcare program to 111 corporations and entities so far, but few know where the application is to apply for it. On the Health and Human Services (HHS) website, it takes clicking through six pages of information and misdirection to find the waiver application, and also to see a list of approved businesses who have opted out.
Approved Applications for Waiver of the Annual Limits Requirements of the PHS Act Section 2711 as of November 1, 2010. (Click on the link to go to the page with waiver applications and approved lists)
Unfortunately, to receive a waiver it appears you must have political capital with the administration to be accepted. For most small businesses, you will be incurring the new taxes, fees, and programs that will add thousands to your bottom line, and in more than a few cases, might cause a small business to close their doors.
In March, AT&T reported from an internal study that the new Healthcare program will cost their company over $1 Billion in new and additional costs. We do not know at this time if they have applied for a waiver from HHS, but they are not on the approved list as of November 1st.
Looking at the list, you will notice that unions are one of the largest entities given a waiver, and speaks to the political gifts given by the Administration to them. The Obama Presidency has proven their partnership with unions since 2008 to the detriment of small business.