There are many reasons to dislike ObamaCare, such as the whole issue of federal overreach and impact on the private insurance market.
However, the #1 reason is that the law does not apply equally to all. President Obama has unilaterally changed the law to give groups special favors or treatment.
The Wall Street Journal reminds us of how “unions” are about to get another one of those “waivers“:
“The unions ought to consider this tax a civic obligation in solidarity with the (uninsured) working folk they claim to support.
Instead, they’ve spent most of the last year demanding that the White House give them subsidies and carve-outs unavailable to anyone else.
But don’t expect ObamaCare favors unless you helped to re-elect the President.
In an aside in a Federal Register document filed this month, the Administration previewed its forthcoming regulation:
“We also intend to propose in future rulemaking to exempt certain self-insured, self-administered plans from the requirement to make reinsurance contributions for the 2015 and 2016 benefit years.”
Allow us to translate.
“Self-insured” means that a business pays for the medical expenses of its workers directly and hires an insurer as a third-party administrator to process claims, manage care and the like. Most unions as well as big corporations use this arrangement.”
Don’t get me wrong. I think that private sector unions are good. They represent workers and should continue to do so.
My problem is with favors not unions.
This is why health care should not be run by politicians. They will find a way to take care of their friends at the expense of the rest of us.
Wonder when The NY Times will get their special little waiver for being such a staunch defender of the cause?