Friday, October 8, 2010

United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund Gets Health Care Coverage Waivers

I took the liberty of changing the title of the USA Today article since I had to read through to the last paragraph to see the main reason for the waivers. McDonald's was the only recipient of the waiver mentioned in the article's title. I wonder why, since the union's exemption was over twice as large as McDonald's. Biased reporting? Your call.

My thought is that all businesses should be exempt from this portion of the law, a bill that should be repealed. Big government has again passed a law that they can use to choose "winners and losers" to solidify their voting base.

The biggest single waiver, for 351,000 people, was for the United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund, a New York union providing coverage for city teachers. The waivers are effective for a year and were granted to insurance plans and companies that showed that employee premiums would rise or that workers would lose coverage without them, Santillo says.

McDonald's, 29 other firms get health care coverage waivers

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