Was asked by Fred Upton, Rep from Michigan.
26% of the 1,372 waivers granted have been given to Unions, that make up only 12% of the workforce.
We know who is getting the waivers, but what about who ISN"T? Favoritism and payoffs abound with this fiasco of a HC bill.
I've seen this a few times on here... what are the waivers about??
(Maybe it just doesn't affect us here in MA b/c we also have a "you must have health care or get taxed to death" type law, and we just aren't hearing about the waivers on the news so much. Maybe I'm just not paying attention to the right news)
Answer by Crafty26 at 8:18 AM on May. 17, 2011
I was wondering the same thing as I was driving yesterday. So many waivers, and many of them for organizations that provide lower wage pay. It makes me wonder if this law is really supposed to do what they said it was supposed to do (provide everyone access to affordable health care), or if it was really supposed to do something they said it wasn't going to do (usher us into single payer). It was touted to be a bill to protect the 'little people' (figurative, not literal) and now they are making it possible to exempt the very people they claimed to have been working hard for. Just more talking out both sides of their mouth.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:26 AM on May. 17, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:27 AM on May. 17, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:36 AM on May. 17, 2011
Answer by yesmaam at 8:41 AM on May. 17, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on May. 17, 2011
Yeah, and RomneyCare is bankrupting the state! It's a microcosm of ObamaCare!! If RomneyCare has FAILED to do half of what it was supposed to do why have millions of dollars not been paid to providers and why are they dumping seniors off the Medicare roles....Harvard Pilgrim, anyone?! :o)
Unfortunately RomneyCare isn't the ONLY thing bankrupting this state... we also have an IDIOT for a governor and MANY other moronic programs and legislators wrecking the place. As far as I'm concerned we should literally fire the entire bunch and let a pack of dogs run the state... they'd do a better job!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:55 AM on May. 17, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:03 PM on May. 17, 2011