20% of new Obamacare waivers are from businesses in Pelosi’s district


From American Thinker:

May 17, 2011

By Rick Moran

There are times when irony is like a warm, sudsy bath, deliciously satisfying and causing one to revel in the glorious feeling of contentment it offers.

Medai Matters for America featured this headline in January:

Right-Wing Media Revive Myth That Health Care Waivers Are Political Favors

I’m afraid we’re going to have to revive that “myth” all over again. Of the 204 waivers to Obamacare granted by HHS in April, “38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district,” according to the Daily Caller.

That’s in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services approved.

Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers.

Other common waiver recipients were labor union chapters, large corporations, financial firms and local governments. But Pelosi’s district’s waivers are the first major examples of luxurious, gourmet restaurants and hotels getting a year-long pass from Obamacare.

Now, I am not a suspicious character by nature. I figure that the world is a truly wondrous place and that coincidences play a large role in the march of history.

But really now, do these companies really need an Obamacare waiver?

For instance, Boboquivari’s restaurant in Pelosi’s district in San Francisco got a waiver from Obamacare. Boboquivari’s advertises $59 porterhouse steaks, $39 filet mignons and $35 crab dinners.

Then, there’s Café des Amis, which describes its eating experience as “a timeless Parisian style brasserie” which is “located on one of San Francisco’s premier shopping and strolling boulevards, Union Street,” according to the restaurant’s Web site.

“Bacchus Management Group, in partnership with Perry Butler, is bringing you that same warm, inviting feeling, with a distinctive San Francisco spin,” the Web site reads. Somehow, though, the San Francisco upper class eatery earned itself a waiver from Obamacare because it apparently cost them too much to meet the law’s first year requirements.

Let us weep for the troubles of the wealthy elites in Pelosi’s district. Giving some poor illegal dishwasher health care insurance is just too much to bear, the cost too enormous, the price to high. Why, they may have to raise the price of those porterhouse steaks to $65!  Think of the hardship!






Remember Nancy Pelosi’s statement about the Healthcare bill?  “We have to pass it so we can see what is in it away from the fog of controversy.”

What Nancy?  You finally read it and DON’T LIKE what you see?



“The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.”

 -Samuel Adams”

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  1. Nancy, how do you explain this?

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