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Offline thundley4

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Are Health-Care Waivers Unconstitutional?
« on: February 08, 2011, 05:01:49 PM »
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The constitutional dispute over the health-care law has thus far centered on the lawfulness of the statute itself — most dramatically when, last week in Florida, a federal judge held the act to be void. Waiting in the wings, however, is another constitutional question, one concerning not the statute, but waivers from it.

The Department of Health and Human Services has granted 733 waivers from one of the statute’s key requirements. The recipients of the waivers include insurers such as Oxford Health Insurance, labor organizations such as the Service Employees International Union, and employers such as PepsiCo. This is disturbing for many reasons. At the very least, it suggests the impracticability of the health-care law; HHS gave the waivers because it fears the law will cost many Americans their jobs and insurance.

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Another twist in the debate and a good one, IMO.

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Re: Are Health-Care Waivers Unconstitutional?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011, 05:30:42 PM »
It's definitely a good argument to make.
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Re: Are Health-Care Waivers Unconstitutional?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 08:00:38 PM »
The socialists are certainly making a great argument for 2012, and they're doing it all themselves! :-)


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Re: Are Health-Care Waivers Unconstitutional?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 09:19:19 AM »
Why would anyone want an opt-out waiver from the sweet rapture that is ObamaCare?   :???:
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