In The Hill, Jason Millman reports that the the number of organizational waivers issued by the Obama administration from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has now reached 1,040.
What the article does not discuss is that those receiving such waivers overwhelmingly include major government-employee unions such as the Service Employees International Union and others who were among the biggest Obama supporters. Indeed,40% of those exempted are union workers. As was reported earlierin the Washington Examiner:
It is worth noting that there are 166 union benefits funds now exempted from this requirement, which account for about 40 percent of the exempted workers. This means that although there are only 14.6 million unionized employees in the United States, and 860,000 of them are already exempted from this provision of Obamacare.
The questions to ask are if Obamacare is to wonderful, why would so many who support the measure seek exemption from it, and if such exemptions are okay for some, why not for anyone?
And just so we all know what all the fuss is About:
Obamacare, A Weekend Recap
Does anyone Else have a problem with this? - Because our Constitution certainly does - just like Industrial, Assembly Line Medicine with its Own Members, Trade Associations, Is The AMA Covering Up Medicare Fraud? etc and their pill peddling paychecks remaining Above The Law.
Amendment 14, US Constitution 1868
Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.