Language granting HHS that power was never in the original law. Instead, through new rules and regulations, HHS gave itself the power last summer using a broad interpretation of certain parts of the law.
The annual limit requirement waivers exempt recipients for one year from having to increase the amount of health care coverage they provide their workers. Each year between now and 2014, the minimum annual limit rises to a new, higher amount. Though the waivers are only for one year, recipients can reapply and be re-approved every year through 2014.
Heritage Foundation health policy expert Edmund Haislmaier said HHS “exceeded its statutory authority” by issuing such waivers Haislmaier said in testimony before the House Oversight Committee’s subcommittee on Health Care. “The statute does not explicitly grant HHS authority to waive the application of this provision. In contrast, I count twenty-one other sections of PPACA [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] in which Congress did grant HHS explicit, new waiver authority with respect to specific provisions. Thus, it is reasonable to presume that if Congress had intended the department to institute a waiver process as part of its implementation of this particular provision, Congress would have said so in the statute.”
The Obama administration, which touts itself as the most transparent in American history, hasn’t answered many questions about who’s been getting waivers and why, who’s been denied and why or who’s still in line....
Agree? Why? Why Not?
The Obama administration has NOT complied with many Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for information surrounding Obamacare? Do you subscribe to the Obama Administration's proclamation of being the 'most transparent in American history'?Answer Question
Answer by LoriKeet at 12:08 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:08 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
It gives larger companies and companies who would have issues cpmplying by a certain date an extention...it does NOT exempt them from the Affordable Healthcare Act
Heritage Foundation health policy expert Edmund Haislmaier said----umm...speaking of CONFLICTS of INTERESTS
Better source please
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:18 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
How about you PROVE their testimony wrong?
You presented something to discuss from an extremely bias source, present some actual facts, then we can discuss. As it were you and others already misrepresent the exemptions and pretend it means they wont have to comply with the Affordable Healthcare act..which is false
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:29 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
O and your source, is THIS it?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:36 PM on Jun. 8, 2011