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Partisan Politics affect waivers on ObamaCare

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Elaine Kolodziej is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or

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March 18, 2011 | 2,277 views | 17 comments

Despite the official line from that “The Affordable Care Act is designed to provide Americans with affordable, high-quality coverage options, while ensuring that those who like their current coverage can keep it,” it does not seem to be happening.

Last week the state of Maine was granted a waiver from ObamaCare.

“What Does It Take To Get An ObamaCare Waiver,” asks David Whelan on his blog in October.

“Just ask,” he writes.

At that time, McDonald’s was fighting the new ObamaCare laws, and shortly after that, the Obama administration granted waivers, not only to McDonald’s, but also to dozens of other firms and labor unions.

Then the demands for an ObamaCare waiver began to multiply, with waiver after waiver being granted. By November, Michelle Malkin writes that “more than 1 million Americans have escaped the clutches” of the new federal health-care law. People began to question, if it was really such a good thing, why do all these people want to opt out?

By January, hundreds of waivers had been granted, including waivers to four states.

Where does that leave the rest of us gullible taxpayers? Well, if you are a union, you stand a good chance. If you are a “blue state” or a state that they want to make blue, you might get one. In a red state such as Texas, forget a waiver. This administration has been all but openly hostile toward our state and our Republican governor. So, while waivers are issued on a “case by case” basis, we can guess what the guidelines might be.
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Linda Willis-Riojas  
Somerset, TX  
March 27, 2011 1:25am
It's time for House of Representatives to get off their collective fannies and actually DO something. Wavers? Don't make me laugh. I can tell when 'Obummer' is lying when his lips are moving. He is quickly attempting ... More ›

4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 26, 2011 5:14pm
Last I heard, there has been over 1000 waivers issued and for the most part they are unions and supporters of Obama. How many of his promises has been broken by this action? And, if Obamacare is so terrific why are so ... More ›

Alvin Charmaine  
March 25, 2011 10:08pm
Abortions only in emergencies... Thats hilarious.

Alvin Charmaine  
March 25, 2011 10:05pm
Actually 4th all of those are your exact words, i didnt "spin" anything, that vitriol is verbatim. Bob, trying to label anyone that disagrees a liberal or socialist is disrespectful and dismissive. Its also indicitive ... More ›

4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 25, 2011 7:43pm
That's some really really loose interpretation and paraphrasing of some of my previous statements, Alvin. Here's a summary of my beliefs: 1) Much less Government 2) More open and fair Government 3) Less taxes (4) ... More ›

Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
March 25, 2011 4:32pm
Alvin, Some Dude, Mediation Time, & Facts Only Please Perhaps you should listen to the advice rendered by Abraham Lincoln among others ... "Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out ... More ›

Alvin Charmaine  
March 25, 2011 11:22am
4th you ALWAYS make comments about your insane views being held by the majority of Americans. Lets be clear: they are not. You don't believe in Jesus. You wish all Muslims were dead. You openly declare how much you HATE ... More ›

4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 22, 2011 1:43pm
Here opinion are always leaning right as opposed to yours "Mediation Time" that never lean extremely far left. What you Dodos don't understand is that Elaine's right leaning views are the same views that about ... More ›

4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 22, 2011 1:40pm
"Facts Only" and how many 'temporary only' Government actions are temporary only? The waivers will not be 'temporary only'...I promise! When the waivers expire, the same companies will get another 'temporary ... More ›

4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 22, 2011 1:37pm
If you are not a union or a supporter of Barack OCarter, don't bother asking.

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