From the Hill (which can be found here):
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.
From the United States Constitution’s 14th Amendment:
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
So, Democrats pass a law that none had read that gives significant power to the Executive Branch to make whatever rules it chooses. It then proceeds to dole out waivers to the politically connected and powerful while ordinary citizens are left to foot the bill and/or get regulated, low quality healthcare services. Seems like a violation of equal protection if you ask me.
Repeal is the answer, then we can start again with a rational debate.