Thursday, January 27, 2011

WaiverMania: Catch the Waive! [UPDATED & BUMPED]

By our most recent count, 222 plans had been granted waivers from all or part of ObamaCare©.

You just knew there'd be more, but who could have known just how many?

IB readers had a clue.

And they were right:

"President Obama’s health department made public new waivers for more than more than 500 groups."

Although I was told that there'd be no math, that figure is more than double the previous total. At this rate, we may not have to even worry about ObamaCare© at all: pretty soon, everyone will be waived.

We wish.

The current tally, by the way, stands at over 2 million participants whose plans are not subject to the draconian mandates set forth in the plan we had to "pass to see what's in it."

Never let it be said, though, that HHS Secretary Shecantbeserious has no sense of humor:

"HHS said Wednesday night that it wants to make the waiver process transparent."

Oh, it's transparent, Kathy: we can see right through you.

UPDATE: Well, well, well. Apparently, those Republican party-poopers in Congress aren't catching The Waive:

"The Obama administration’s waivers ... are a “perfect example of special interests” having influence in the administration and will be looked into by Congress"

Sen Charles Grassley of Iowa is calling the Obamastration on its early promise to eschew "special interests," citing the fact that so many of those granted waivers seem to be unions and their ilk. Although the investigations will take place in the House, the Senator has pledged to aid them in their quest to shed some light on the process.

Things could get interesting...

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