By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller | Published: 4:21 PM 03/07/2011 | Updated: 7:58 PM 03/07/2011
Although House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican, is about to launch a congressional investigation into Obamacare waiver selection, the administration continues to approve waivers from health-care law for labor unions and others. In fact, since Upton first requested documentation from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in late January, the administration has issued 307 more Obamacare waivers, 47 of which for labor unions. That brings the total number of waivers to 1,040. Labor unions received 269 of those.
That means unions received about 26 percent of all waivers the administration has given out, but only about 12 percent of workers nationwide are unionized.
The waivers allow recipients to delay compliance with an Obamac
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