"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Many entire states were given "temporary" waivers since their major insurers would otherwise simply leave them.
Some waiver FACTS: PLANSPONSOR.com - HHS Grants PPACA Waivers to 221 More Plans Two States
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
Obamacare | TheBlaze.com
"Roughly 1,200 companies received waivers from part of the healthcare reform law, the Health and Human Services Department (HHS)"
"However, what’s slightly unsettling is the fact that the majority of the waivers were handed out to labor unions."
Some folks got good deals.
Obama said one thing to get it passed then said another to keep it from being overturned. If you want to talk about flip flops.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith