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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, “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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  • Vigilant

    Talk about corporate subsidies! C’mon Libs, let’s hear how you rationalize this one.

    • Dan az

      Its bush’s fault, we wouldn’t of had to if Regan didn’t make us go back to work.

    • FreedomFighter

      Proving once again how criminal the current crop of demonrats are and have been.

      Once voted out, maybe some criminal investigations and jail time is in order.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

  • s c

    BOHICA! It’s amazing that Herr Obummer [with his "superior" education and "elite" talents] NEVER understood what TRANSPARENCY meant. Between Herr Obummer and Queen Nancy, it’s obvious who has more testosterone and a functioning set of ‘family jewels.’
    INVESTIGATE Queen Nancy!
    Media prosties, do your job, and grill Herr Obummer until he can’t take it any longer and he RESIGNS! Speak up, you generational hypocrites! Defend your false White House ‘god’ while you can. Will this insanity never end?

  • TIME

    Oh My, say it tain’t so Joe.

  • cayuga33

    She must have finally read the bill! What a hypocrite !

  • Joseph

    The Founding Fathers would be perplexed, befuddled and extreemly dissapointed to see what we have allowed to happen to the magnifiscent institution they left us. 90% of the politicians in Washington now shouldn’t be there. Many, including POTUS are guilty of high crimes, but they know they will not be held to account. I’m sorry grandmother. You warned me of this.


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