Waivers Top 1,000
Recorded on March 7, 2011
It's time for common sense; I'm Ernest Istook.
Now the number is over one thousand. The Obama Administration has granted over a thousand waivers to companies and organizations who complain that the new health care law causes undue hardship,
They say the required insurance policies are so expensive that they'd have to raise premiums by exorbitant amounts, or drop coverage altogether. A large number of labor unions have been granted waivers, along with many businesses, who all say Obamacare is simply unaffordable.
Over two and a half million people are now protected by these one-year waivers. But then they expire and Obamacare hits them and makes medical insurance cost more than ever before. That's a far cry from President Obama's original claim that average families would save five thousand dollars a year.
It's just another reason why the law should be repealed.
For common sense, from The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.