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May 17, 2011

Now That They've Passed ObamaCare We Know What's In It: Waivers For Businesses In Pelosi's District

Crony Botox Capitalism?

More than three-dozen businesses with locations in Pelosi's district were granted temporary exemptions from the law in April, according to information released by the Department of Health and Human Services. The businesses -- mostly restaurants and cafes, with a few upscale hotels and clubs mixed in -- accounted for about 20 percent of all waivers granted last month.

Pelosi's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was unclear why so many of the affected businesses were in her district though the Department of Health and Human Services says it determines its waiver policy based on whether businesses can prove they need them to avoid "a large increase in premiums or a significant decrease in access to coverage."

Pelosi was among the most vocal champions of the health care law as she and other Democrats helped shepherd it through Congress in 2009 and 2010.

On the list of San Francisco businesses with a reprieve on the law were The Stinking Rose, an Italian restaurant; TRU Spa, a day spa in the city; and the upscale Hotel Nikko. Daily Caller first reported on the exemptions in Pelosi's district.

Michelle Malkin has more on the staggering number of waivers being granted.

This is a different kind of "death panel". What happens to the competitors of these businesses who aren't granted executive indulgences? They will now be at a competitive disadvantage to these government favored businesses. Want to be at least a few of them will either see reduced profits or possibly even go out of business?

And just wait until unelected bureaucrats are fully in charge of deciding who gets 'waivers' from limits on certain types of procedures.

Repealing this freedom sapping piece of crap better be Job One in 2013.


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