Perks From the President | Administration Doles Out More Obamacare Waivers

Obama Administration Has Given Obamacare Waivers to 28 Food Workers Union Locals

Fred Lucas|CNSNews

The faces of the lucky few.

The Obama administration has granted one-year waivers to 28 separate local chapters of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), exempting them from a requirement under the new health care law that bans annual limits on what insurance plans will pay for medical coverage.

The UFCW’s political action committee spent $673,309 in independent expenditures promoting the election of Barack Obama in 2008.

That PAC–the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union Active Ballot Club–also contributed $1.8 million to Democratic federal candidates in 2008 and $1.7 million to Democratic congressional candidates in 2010.

The HHS waivers to 28 separate UFCW health insurance plans affect 83,563 enrollees.

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