01.24.2011 1

SEIU Receives ObamaCare Waivers

Three SEIU locals have received waivers from ObamaCare, CNS News reports (we originally reported that SEIU Local 25 and SEIU Local 1199 were receiving recipients in December). The waivers are coming to the thug-union that had been most supportive of Obama in 2008, and proudly supported the passage of ObamaCare.

According to CNS News:

The three SEIU chapters include the Local 25 in Obama’s hometown of Chicago.

The waivers allow health insurance plans to limit how much they will spend on a policy holder’s medical coverage for a given year. Under the new health care law, however, such annual limits are phased out by the year 2014. (Under HHS regulations, annual limits can be no less than $750,000 for 2011, no less than $1.25 million in 2012 and no less than $2 million in 2013.)

The SEIU, with more than 2 million members nationally, includes health care workers, janitors, security guards, and state and local government workers.

The three SEIU locals, covering a total of 36,064 enrollees, are covered by the federal waivers, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS gave a waiver to Local 25 SEIU in Chicago with 31,000 enrollees on Oct. 1, 2010; to Local 1199 SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund with 4,544 enrollees on Oct. 10, 2010; and to the SEIU Local 1 Cleveland Welfare Fund with 520 enrollees on Nov. 15, 2010.

In 2010, the SEIU was one of the biggest spenders of the election cycle– spending $44 million. That $44 million was spent on Democrats that had stood with Obama on ObamaCare.

Why would they want out of the utopian health care system that they so proudly supported? Are the rest of us non-SEIU folks lesser humans?

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