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How do you measure success? Would you consider a Health Care Bill successful when companies need a waiver to exempt their companies from participating in the Health Care Reform....

.... And the program hasn't even been implemented yet. Succuess?
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Federal officials have granted 111 waivers to employers, insurers and union plans, who are responsible for covering about 1.2 million people.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 1:35 PM on Nov. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Among the waivers recently granted were for employers like Darden Restaurants, which operates the Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants, for 34,000 of its workers. Federal officials have granted 111 waivers to employers, insurers and union plans, who are responsible for covering about 1.2 million people.


    Darden said the waiver would allow it to offer employees access to affordable coverage as the health care law is started.

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:36 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:40 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Union plans should not be granted any waivers.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 1:40 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Government List here.


    So...... Who thinks Obama Admin is granting the waivers because of their bleeding-heart compassion for the affected workers???


    Or out of  urgency to avoid a public relations disaster??


    Success?

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:42 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I posted on this a couple days ago. Not much in the liberal reply catagory.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:49 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I know jew jew... Do you think I have scared the liberals with all the links? They can't cry biased source....
    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:49 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I know Carpy.. They avoided like the plague. Thought I would try again with a few added links... I see libs on OTHER questions... But not on here...
    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:50 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Well....what's the point of the TransitionToUHC Bill, if there are waivers? It seems to me, that with the lists of businesses here, those are the employees who needed something like UHC. I dunno....I need to do more research.
    Union Plans should not be granted a waiver of any type, and all Government employees should be on the Government healthcare plan.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 1:53 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I never considered the plan a success anyway. Too complicated.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:03 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I've been saying this since day 1. I read what was available of the bills-and KNEW that the plans offered at my company wouldn't qualify. I see they've already received a waiver as well.

    What a waste of time.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:22 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

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