Obamacare Waiver List Tops 700

It’s basically one gigantic list of union workers, insurance companies, and county/city governments, with the occasional mega corporation thrown in.

CIGNA, United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund (300K+ workers), Aetna, BCS Insurance, Reliance Standard,

Darden Restaurants owns :

  • Red Lobster
  • Olive Garden
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • The Capital Grille
  • Bahama Breeze
  • Seasons 52

For some reason I think this list will grow to cover nearly the entire private sector.

The current lists exempts around 2,200,000 workers.

There are only 105,229,000 working aged adults in the US, which means just these 700 exemptions account for 2% of the working age population.

If we assume a figure of 76,974,000 employed adults, that number jumps up to around 3% of the working population.

http://www.hhs.gov/ociio/regulations/approved_applications_for_waiver.html