Posted by DrJohn on 9 October, 2010 at 10:46 am. 9 comments already!


Recently Curt put up a post about “insurers, employers and union plans” being granted exemptions from the new rules of Obamacare.

It’s only the beginning.

Among the blessed? The United Federation of Teachers.

The United Federation of Teachers — one of President Obama’s key political backers — is the biggest beneficiary of a White House sweetheart deal that will exempt certain outfits from complying with new health-care rules, officials revealed yesterday.

The quietly approved federal waivers for 30 companies, health insurers, unions and other groups across the country means the UFT doesn’t have to gradually phase out caps on annual health coverage like everyone else.

And why were they granted the exemption?

The UFT was concerned that could have been a major financial hit on the union.

And because Obama had their support.

That’s really terrific. Thing is, a whole lot of us are also concerned about the financial hit on ourselves as well. But that matters not to Obama and his Thugocrats.

“Big labor spent millions of dollars pushing ObamaCare, which they made sure was stuffed full of union giveaways,” said Patrick Semmens, spokesman for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, which represents businesses.

“So the fact that the largest waiver now belongs to New York teachers union bosses might be funny if the rest of America wasn’t stuck complying with the bill’s onerous mandates.”

Naturally, the AFT and UFT endorsed Obama in 2008.

Kyle Olson reports that the AFT was a major contributor to Health Care America Now

ObamaCare was such a great idea at the time – the AFT gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Healthcare for America Now, the leading organization pushing for the government takeover of health care.

And indeed the HCFAN site does list the AFT as part of the “coalition.”

As Olson notes, the New York State Teachers Union (a branch of the AFT) published a list of “facts vs. myths.” In part it said

•Myth: Health care reform will force you out of your current insurance plan or force you to change doctors.
•Fact: You can keep your existing insurance; reform will expand your medical options, not eliminate them.

Seems that’s true only if you’re part of a union or some other Obama supporter group.

To paraphrase Orwell, “All Americans are equal but some are more equal than others.”

And it’s only going to get worse with this Marxist President.

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