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Nearly 20 Percent Of New Obamacare Waivers Go To Pelosi’s District

May 17, 2011 by  

Nearly 20 Percent Of New Obamacare Waivers Go To Pelosi’s District

President Barack Obama has been signing one-year Obamacare waivers, temporarily exempting businesses that cannot afford the law’s first-year requirements. Apparently, the gourmet restaurants, trendy nightclubs and expensive hotels that populate former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district are among those American businesses that cannot afford Obamacare.

According to an article on DailyCaller.com, “Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers.”

Thirty-eight of the 204 waivers Obama approved in April are for such “struggling” businesses as “Café des Amis, which describes its eating experience as ‘a timeless Parisian style brasserie’ which is ‘located on one of San Francisco’s premier shopping and strolling boulevards, Union Street,’ according to the restaurant’s Web site,” the article said.

“The reason the Obama Administration says it has given out waivers is to exempt certain companies or policyholders from ‘annual limit requirements.’ The applications for the waivers are ‘reviewed on a case-by-case basis by department officials who look at a series of factors, including whether or not a premium increase is large or if a significant number of enrollees would lose access to their current plan because the coverage would not be offered in the absence of a waiver,’” the article read.

“The waivers don’t allow a company to permanently refrain from implementing Obamacare’s stipulations, but companies can reapply for waivers annually through 2014.”

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