Huge numbers of Obamacare waivers granted to luxury business in Pelosi’s district
by: J. D. Heyes
Sunday, July 10, 2011
If you recall during the debate over the healthcare reform law that became known as “Obamacare” because it was shepherded through Congress by the president, one of its primary selling points was that it would cover everyone. That was, after all, the point: Universal coverage – no exceptions, no person left out.
Even some businesses that normally don’t support an increase in government bureaucracy and red tape found themselves supportive of the new law. How could that be?
Maybe it’s because they have discovered a way around having to pay for their employees’ healthcare coverage under the new law. At least businesses and unions that are friends of the president have discovered that.
Take former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., one of the law’s most vociferous supporters. As leader of the House during the debate over the measure and as the primary arbiter of votes to pass the measure among the then-Democratic majority (even those Democrats who were considering voting against the bill because their constituents demanded it), she has since been richly rewarded for her stalwart support. So, too, have a number of businesses in her congressional district.