So, the White House has handed out 111 waivers for Obamacare. Basically, it means that the healthcare plans offered by those companies or organizations do not need to meet the requirements laid out in the bill. Below are a few of the waiver recipients. #12â€“ UFCW Allied Trade Health & Welfare Trust #14â€“ IBEW No.915 #19â€“ Asbestos Workers Local 53 Welfare Fund #33â€“ Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 123 Welfare Fund #35â€“ UFCW Local 227 #52â€“ UFCW Maximus Local 455 #55â€“ Local 25 SEIU #60â€“ UFCW Local 1262 #78â€“ Local 802 Musicians Health Fund #83â€“ Local 17 Hospitality Benefit Fund #89â€“ International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) #91â€“ Transport Workers #92â€“ UFT Welfare Fund (United Federation of Teachers) All of those are unions that actively stumped for the bill. It would seem to be hypocritical to ask for a waiver, no? Maybe holydiver or MrsPats could explain it.