Waivers Double to 222 as More Unions 'Opt Out' of ObamaCare

For a law that was supposed to save America by making health care more affordable, the list of companies and unions who are being given the green light to ‘opt out’ seems to be growing by the day.


Since the last wave of ObamaCare waivers was released a few weeks ago, the number of unions and companies that have received ObamaCare waivers has doubled to 222.  The number of known unions that inhabit this list is near 50.

So far, here is the list of union inductees to the Do As We Say, Not As We Do Club:

  1. Bricklayers Local 1 of MD, VA and DC
  2. International Brotherhood of Trade Unions Health and Welfare Fund – Local 713
  3. Local 1102 Amalgamated Welfare Fund
  4. Local 1102 Health & Benefit Fund
  5. Local 1102 Welfare Fund– Lerner Employees
  6. Local 338 Affiliated Benefit Funds
  7. Operating Engineers Local 835 Health and Welfare Fund
  8. Retail, Wholesale & Dept. Store Union Local 1034 Welfare Fund
  9. United Food and Commercial Workers Union in Mount Laurel, New Jersey
  10. Indiana Teamsters Health Benefits Fund
  11. Service Employees International Union Local 1 Cleveland Welfare Fund
  12. Southern CA Pipe Trades Trust Fund
  13. Teamsters Local 522 Welfare Fund Roofers Division
  14. Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Health and Welfare Fund
  15. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 New Hampshire
  16. Amalgamated National Health Fund
  17. Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 630 Welfare Fund
  18. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1000
  19. 1199SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund
  20. Cleveland Bakers Teamsters
  21. DC Cement Masons Welfare Fund
  22. Indiana Teamsters Health Benefits Fund
  23. Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Local No. 52
  24. Social Service Employees Union Local 371
  25. United Food and Commercial Workers Union (Mount Laurel, NJ)
  26. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1459
  27. United Food and Commercial Workers and Participating Employers Interstate Health and Welfare Fund
  28. Laborers’ International Union of North America Local Union No. 616 Health and Welfare Plan
  29. Service Employees Benefit Fund
  30. UFCW Allied Trade Health & Welfare Trust
  31. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1995
  32. IBEW No.915
  33. Asbestos Workers Local 53 Welfare Fund
  34. Florida Trowel Trades
  35. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 123 Welfare Fund
  36. UFCW Local 227
  37. UFCW Maximus Local 455
  38. Local 25 SEIU
  39. UFCW Local 1262
  40. Local 802 Musicians Health Fund
  41. Greater Metropolitan Hotel
  42. Local 17 Hospitality Benefit Fund
  43. GS-ILA
  44. Health and Welfare Benefit System
  45. I.U.P.A.T.
  46. Transport Workers
  47. UFT Welfare Fund
  48. PMPS-ILA
  49. PS-ILA

If ObamaCare keeps going at the rate it’s going (and it hasn’t even gone into effect yet), perhaps the GOP won’t need to repeal it–We can all just get waivers instead.

[Not. Holding. Breath.]

“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”  Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776


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