“If,” Michael Barone asks, “Obamacare is so great, why do so many people want to get out from under it?”
He’s writing about a phenomenon Michelle Malkin has dubbed “waiver-mania” whereby, as Barone puts it, “1,372 businesses, state and local governments, labor unions and insurers, covering 3,095,593 individuals or families, that have been granted a waiver from Obamacare by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.”
Why, he wonders, “are more than half of those 3,095,593 in plans run by labor unions, which were among Obamacare’s biggest political supporters? Union members are only 12 percent of all employees but have gotten 50.3 percent of Obamacare waivers.”
FROM THE COMMENTS: Call John perplexed:
Here’s what I don’t get. Obamacare is the best idea since… um…. when Krishna first decided to run for president. Instead of waiving his friends, why doesn’t he tell his enemies that that can’t participate?