The Department of Health and Human Services, which provided a list of exemptions, said it granted waivers in late September so workers with such plans wouldn't lose coverage from employers who might choose instead to drop health insurance altogether.
Without waivers, companies would have had to provide a minimum of $750,000 in coverage next year, increasing to $1.25 million in 2012, $2 million in 2013 and unlimited in 2014.
This exemplifies the problems with Obama -- wrong on so many levels that it's hard to count. But let's just throw out a few for starters.
First, without waivers, even big companies are put in unsustainable financial straits. (Think the situation is any better for small business?!).
Second, the employees of these companies -- near a million workers -- won't get the benefits the President promised in order to try to "sell" this stinker.
Third, it demonstrates on a macro level the problem with big government schemes like ObamaCare. Big companies -- with clout and the financial wherewithal to make their views matter to the administration -- get special dispensation from complying with the laws that "regular people" have to tolerate.
Hey, where's MY waiver?!