Lil Loco sure likes his lists. He seems to think that the longer his list, the better his argument. But these lists mean nothing without explanation.Partial List of Obamacare Exempt Companies
(there are thousands)
24 Hour Fitness
Allied Building Inspectors IUOE Local 211 Welfare Fund
Alpha Omega Home Health, LLC
Bowman Sheet Metal Heating & Air-conditioning......etc, etc.
What these rightwing obfuscators are referring to is "the number of health insurance plans that the Department of Health and Human Services allowed to set lower annual caps -- temporarily -- on the total amount of medical bills they would pay for each subscriber.
These include plans offered by 722 self-insured businesses, 417 groups of small employers joined in collective bargaining agreements, and 34 unions.
The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to phase out by 2014 the annual limits. The rule posed a challenge, however, to employers with "mini-med" plans, which charge extremely low premiums but offer truncated benefits and low annual caps.
To keep workers from losing coverage altogether while their employers searched for an alternative, HHS granted waivers that let hundreds of mini-med plans keep lower caps in place until 2014.
n short, the rule enabled employers and their workers to keep until next year the plans they had before the law was passed, even though they didn't meet the new minimum standards. The move may have saved some employers and unions money, but it also kept workers from losing their coverage abruptly."
Get it, lil Loco? These are TEMPORARY, PARTIAL exemptions which allow employers the time to find suitable plans, while keeping their employees with some kind of health insurance.