Getting rid of a political millstone - Obamacare waivers to end

It appears that even the appearance if impropriety on waivers for Obamacare is enough to get the administration to cease granting them. AJC: Political considerations were "absolutely not" part of the decision, said Steve Larsen, head of a section of the Health and Human Services department that oversees President Barack Obama's health care law. Sure. But you might want to do something about that nose. It appears to be getting bigger by the minute. Larsen said no new applications for waivers will be considered after Sept. 22. Approvals or renewals received by the deadline will be good through 2013. Starting in 2014, the main coverage provisions of the health care law will take effect, and such waivers will no longer be needed. The waivers address a provision of the law that phases out annual dollar limits on coverage by health insurance plans. Starting this year, plans could not impose a limit below $750,000. But some plans, offered mainly to low-income workers, currently provide...(Read Full Post)