Exemptions to Obamcare Doled Out to President's SupportersSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 13:57
Exemptions to Obamcare Doled Out to President's Supporters
Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 01:30 PM
By Jennifer G. Hickey
While most of the nation is facing the prospect of getting healthcare through the Obamacare exchanges, the administration continually has doled out exemptions to the law to its political allies.
Labor unions, which were some of the more ardent supporters of getting the law passed, have been on the receiving end of numerous administration exemptions to the law.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) political action committee, for example, spent $27 million toward electing President Barack Obama and several of their local unions have been recipients of waivers to the law's provisions.
On Tuesday, 11 Republican senators introduced the Union Tax Fairness Act, a bill to prevent the administration from granting more favors to labor by exempting union healthcare plans from the Obamacare reinsurance tax.