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So How Good Is It?

"In a stunning admission of just how job-killing and business-crushing the new health care law really is, the Obama administration has issued a staggering total of 111 Obamacare waivers (and counting) so far."

So who's on the [deeply buried] Obamacare waiver list?  Well, this one's almost guaranteed to make you either laugh or cry:  Aetna.  What does it say when one of the largest medical insurers in the United States has to have a waiver from a law that sets a mandatory minimum standard for the medical coverage it's allowed to provide to employees?

The list also includes MacDonalds, Dish Network, and the United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund in New York, among more than a hundred others and counting.

What does it say about an administration when they grant dozens upon dozens of exemptions from a law that they spent months upon months selling to the American people as the ultimate solution to our health care problems?

A very good question, indeed.

The truth is that the U.S. health care system was deeply broken before Obamacare, and after the new health care law the U.S. health care system is still deeply broken.

Before Obamacare, the U.S. health care system was all about making as much money as possible for health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry.  After Obamacare, the U.S. health care system is still about making as much money as possible for health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry, only now we all have to deal with more suffocating layers of government bureaucracy and much higher health insurance premiums.

I really can't add much to that.

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attutle From: attutle Date: November 16th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)
darthgeek From: darthgeek Date: November 16th, 2010 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)
mr_spock From: mr_spock Date: November 16th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm posting a link to your blog, to give more publicity to it...
aisling From: aisling Date: November 16th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep. This is near the top of the list of reasons why we're looking at moving to another country.

Edited at 2010-11-16 09:41 pm (UTC)
jilara From: jilara Date: November 23rd, 2010 02:11 am (UTC) (Link)
It figures. Of course, I could make the cynical comment that it might be because the majority of Obamacare was derived recycled Republican ideas from times past as part of the deal on trying to get it passed, but it looks like there's already a link someone posted on that...
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