Documents obtained from the Obama administration suggest that not only did organized labor have a heavy influence in writing Obamacare, the contested massive takeover by the government of health care decision-making nationwide, but then those same labor groups obtained exemptions so they wouldn’t be subject to its rules.
That’s according to a report from Judicial Watch, the public interest organization that investigates and prosecutes government corruption.
Officials there today announced they have obtained access to 3,497 pages of documents from Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services about the development of the law that is known as Obamacare.
It had to resort to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, filed Dec. 30, 2010, in order to obtain the information for the American public.
The documentation, according to Judicial Watch, reveals 1,472 one-year waivers and 106 three-year waivers, covering 3.4 million people. More than half of those are union workers.
“Yet, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, union members account for only about 12 percent of the total workforce,” the report said.