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Number of healthcare reform law waivers climbs above 1,000

Posted By admin On March 7, 2011 @ 5:58 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Jason Millman
The Hill [1]
March 7, 2011

The number of temporary healthcare reform waivers granted by the Obama administration to organizations climbed to more than 1,000, according to new numbers disclosed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS posted 126 new waivers on Friday, bringing the total to 1,040 organizations that have been granted a one-year exemption from a new coverage requirement included in the healthcare reform law enacted almost a year ago. Waivers have become a hot-button issue for Republicans, eager to expose any vulnerabilities in the reform law.

In order to avoid disruption in the insurance market, the healthcare overhaul gives HHS the power to grant waivers to firms that cannot meet new annual coverage limits in 2011. The waivers have typically been granted to so-called “mini-med” plans that offer limited annual coverage — as low as $2,000 — that would fall short of meeting the new annual coverage floor of $750,000 in 2011.

“We don’t want to take away people’s health insurance before they have some realistic other choices,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview with The Hill earlier this year.

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[5] House Prepares Investigation of Obamacare Waivers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/house-prepares-investigation-of-obamacare-waivers.html

[6] McDonald’s, 29 other firms get health care coverage waivers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mcdonalds-29-other-firms-get-health-care-coverage-waivers.html

[7] 111 Obamacare Waivers And Counting – Can The Rest Of Us Get Waivers From Having To Comply With Obamacare Please?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/111-obamacare-waivers-and-counting-%e2%80%93-can-the-rest-of-us-get-waivers-from-having-to-comply-with-obamacare-please.html

[8] Massachusetts healthcare reform model haunts Romney as he seeks presidency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/massachusetts-healthcare-reform-model-haunts-romney-as-he-seeks-presidency.html

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