Sunday, January 30, 2011

Why All of the Obamacare Waivers?

by j. wright

Is Obamacare that faulty?

Last year it was reported that the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) had granted 111 waivers to protect a few entities from the onerous regulations of the new national health care overhaul, titled The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, aka Obamacare.

Dr. Milton R. Wolf, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist, medical director and cousin of President Obama wrote in the on January 25, 2011, “That number quickly and quietly climbed to 222, and last week we learned that the number of Obamacare privileged escapes has skyrocketed to 733.”

“Among the fortunate is a who’s who list of unions, businesses and even several cities and four states (Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee) but none of the friends of Barack feature as prominently as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

“How can you get your own free pass from Obamacare? Maybe you can just donate $27 million to President Obama’s campaign efforts.” That’s what SEIU did in 2008. Frankly, many of us will face increased health insurance premiums, but special interests like the unions will not.”

It was President Obama himself who said on October 25, 2010, “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends (who stand with us on issues that are important to us.”) Apparently he looks at many of us as being “enemies.” How pitiful. The 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution clearly prohibits states from denying any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Apparently that doesn’t apply to President Obama and Obamacare.

My question is relatively simple: If Obamacare is so great, why protect it from presidential cronies and special interests? If anyone deserves a waiver from Obamacare, then we all do: give every American a waiver. Support the Repeal and Replacement of Obamacare.

The source for Dr. Wolf's quotes is:

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