Did the government really say that?

We have been following the growing number of waivers granted by the Department of Health and Human Services to corporations, insurance companies and unions from the provisions of Obamacare.  In fact, we posted one article about that yesterday.  So periodically I visit the HHS web page devoted to that issue. On my most recent visit, I learned that we are now up to 733 entities that have been granted waivers, affecting some 2.1 million insureds.

But, what I didn’t notice until today, was the title of this HHS web page.  It is called “Helping Americans Keep the Coverage They Have and Promoting Transparency”.  (Hang in there folks.  At least for me, it takes forever for this page to download.)


Let me see if I have this right.  To date, Obamacare has made it impossible for some 733 entities and 2.1 million insureds to keep the coverage they have.  So, HHS, under Obamacare, has established a division, or section or subsection, or whatever, to “help” those people keep the insurance they had before Obamacare was passed.  Did I miss anything?

Here’s an idea.

Let’s eliminate the middleman, a/k/a the Department of Health and Human Services.  Repeal Obamacare, and, at least on this score, problem solved.

6 replies
  1. TomL
    TomL says:

    I find the waiver list interesting, what would be more interesting would be the list of declined waivers. I wonder if waivers were granted on who contributed to which party. 

  2. GdavidH
    GdavidH says:

    That's a really interesting point TomL. You can't assume that every application or request for a waiver is granted. And if a waiver is denied, why? Perhaps that is a story all its' own.

  3. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    The President was quite clear that people who like their doctors and insurance plans will be able to keep them, but because they will lose them under his healthcare coup, it's important for the government to help those who want to keep their insurance but are losing it because this law was designed so that all Americans would be covered except for those who are more covered or less covered depending upon their political connections or ages or who are excluded because providing coverage for everyone makes it cost prohibitive to provide coverage for everyone with the healthcare they need or that is approved. I've been perfectly clear in my response.

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