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Monday, May 16, 2011

200 more ObamaCare waivers granted

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - This wasn’t 'quite' a Friday night news dump, as it doesn’t appear to have come from a late-afternoon press release, but it may have slipped by readers nonetheless. Over the past month, the Department of Health and Human Services approved another 204 waivers to insurance plans that don’t meet the federal mandates of ObamaCare. That brings the total to 1372 waivers, at least one of which applied to an entire 'state':

The Obama administration approved 204 new waivers to Democrats’ healthcare reform law over the past month, bringing the total to 1,372. …

Administration officials say the law allows the Health and Human Services Department to grant the waivers to avoid disrupting the insurance market before the law overhauls the insurance system in 2014. They say the waivers are granted through a transparent process.


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