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Of the 204 new waivers President Barack Obama's administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's Northern California district.

 

That's in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama's Department of Health and Human Services approved.

 

Pelosi's district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn't have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers.

 

Other common waiver recipients were labor union chapters, large corporations, financial firms and local governments. But Pelosi's district's waivers are the first major examples of luxurious, gourmet restaurants and hotels getting a year-long pass from Obamacare.

 

For instance, Boboquivari's restaurant in Pelosi's district in San Francisco got a waiver from Obamacare. Boboquivari's advertises $59 porterhouse steaks, $39 filet mignons and $35 crab dinners.

 

Then, there's Café des Amis, which describes its eating experience as "a timeless Parisian style brasserie" which is "located on one of San Francisco's premier shopping and strolling boulevards, Union Street," according to the restaurant's Web site.

 

"Bacchus Management Group, in partnership with Perry Butler, is bringing you that same warm, inviting feeling, with a distinctive San Francisco spin," the Web site reads. Somehow, though, the San Francisco upper class eatery earned itself a waiver from Obamacare because it apparently cost them too much to meet the law's first year requirements.

 

The reason the Obama administration says it has given out waivers is to exempt certain companies or policyholders from "annual limit requirements." The applications for the waivers are "reviewed on a case by case basis by department officials who look at a series of factors including whether or not a premium increase is large or if a significant number of enrollees would lose access to their current plan because the coverage would not be offered in the absence of a waiver." The waivers don't allow a company to permanently refrain from implementing Obamacare's stipulations, but companies can reapply for waivers annually through 2014.

 

Café Mason, a diner near San Francisco's Union Square, got a waiver too. When The Daily Caller asked the manager about the waiver and how the president's new sweeping federal health was affecting his restaurant, he hung up the phone. The Franciscan Crab restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco got a waiver. Its menu features entrees ranging from about $15 to $60. The Franciscan's general manager didn't return TheDC's requests for comment.

 

Four-star hotel Campton Place got one too, as did Hotel Nikko San Francisco, which describes itself as "four-diamond luxury in the heart of the city." Tru Spa, which Allure Magazine rated the "best day spa in San Francisco," received an Obamacare waiver as well.

 

Before hanging up on TheDC, Tru Spa's owner said new government , both the federal-level Obamacare and new local laws in Northern California, have "devastated" the business. "It's been bad for us," he said, without divulging his name, referring to the new health care restrictions.

 

But, the spa owner wouldn't talk about it or the reason his company sought a waiver. He hung up after saying, "I've got clients on the other line, good-bye."

 

San Francisco Honda, which has two of its three locations in Pelosi's district, and San Francisco's Royal Motors Group both got waivers too. Neither called TheDC back.

 

Blue & Gold Fleet, which describes itself as "the Bay Area's premier provider of Bay Cruise, Ferry Service and Motorcoach Tours," got an Obamacare waiver approved in April. The tour service company didn't return TheDC's requests for comment.

 

Nightclub Infusion Lounge got an Obamacare waiver approved in April too. Infusion Lounge calls itself a "sophisticated nightlife destination" with "Asian inspired sub-rosa lounge, fashioned by Hong Kong's hottest designer, Kinney Chan," which makes for a "true ultra lounge catering to both dancing hipsters and young professionals looking to relax in style." Infusion Lounge's owners didn't return TheDC's requests for comment either.

 

Simco Restaurants and several other affiliated chains based in the area got waivers for their businesses as well. For example, Gordon Yoshida, the manager of memorabilia store Only in San Francisco, told] that Sandra Fletcher of Simco walked him through the process of getting an Obamacare waiver. Fletcher did not return TheDC's requests for comment.

 

Pelosi's office did not respond to TheDC's requests for comment either.

 

 

 

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JamesMusslewhite

Classic

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broden

why would anybody want a waiver from this great thing?

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Cary

She helped ram this down our throats. She said we would love it after its passed but we can't see it yet. All told I guess 20% is fair. Her own constitutes will be allowed to suffer under the rotten current system so the 20% will ease their pain while the rest of us enjoys Obamacare. Don't you just love it?

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JamesMusslewhite

Well kids still think Obamacare is #1

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Cary

All jokes aside, this is major horse sh**. They knew this was garbage when they tried to talk us into it but the American people said no. Obama still passed it with a major support from Pelosi. A fact thats getting little to no press is the fact that Congress and its staff are exempt from this piece of horse droppings too. And as Broden said, if its so great why do you need a waiver? In fact why do you need so many waivers? Because they knew it was a piece of dung and all it really is is an attempt to make government even bigger than it is. And we will pay for it. Even though they wont use it because they don't have too and we wont because we are over here. But still we will have to pay.

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3stripes

And for the outsiders

 

Welcome tothe wonderful world of american politics

 

The wheel keeps going round and and round

 

Those with money look after their own

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Cary

3Stripes thats common in politics around the world. I posted this because there are a lot of American expats here, myself included and we are forced to pay for this monstrosity that no one wanted except Obama and Pelosi. And now we see her payoff for ramming this garbage down our throats. The US healthcare system is not perfect but alot of people around the world still come over to use it. Obamacare does nothing for its stated goal of lowering cost. Obama's own medicare guy admitted in Congress that it will raise costs. What this really is is to enlarge Big Brother whether we want it or not. And we do not.This is wrong across the board.

 

 

And for the outsiders

 

Welcome tothe wonderful world of american politics

 

The wheel keeps going round and and round

 

Those with money look after their own

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tom_shor

The resturants got waivers because it is unnecessary to insure illegals. They just go to the Emergency room for free care whenever they need it. Since SF is a refuge city you can bet the majority of their staff are illegal.

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calidude

I thought I left the rightwing Tparty idiots in the states.....sad sad sad

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RogerDuMond

I thought I left the rightwing Tparty idiots in the states.....sad sad sad

Lets not start calling people names. Not a smart maneuver if you wish to stay a member here.

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3stripes

3Stripes thats common in politics around the world. I posted this because there are a lot of American expats here, myself included and we are forced to pay for this monstrosity that no one wanted except Obama and Pelosi. And now we see her payoff for ramming this garbage down our throats. The US healthcare system is not perfect but alot of people around the world still come over to use it. Obamacare does nothing for its stated goal of lowering cost. Obama's own medicare guy admitted in Congress that it will raise costs. What this really is is to enlarge Big Brother whether we want it or not. And we do not.This is wrong across the board.

 

I'm not going to give any compliments for his health care plan, nor will i give any to the other side for doing nothing for the 8yrs they had. I still live here, I've been paying for Presidents mistakes since Reagan.

 

 

You are correct that there are some (presumably rich) people that come here to the States for health care. The last figures I can find are from 2008 when 85,000 came here. It also says that 750,000 left the country for medical care,so go figure.

 

Each and every side will criticize the other side for their policies, how many Republicans wanted Osama dead but were clearly annoyed that it was Obama that got him, just read this forum for evidence of that.

 

I don't want to continue on about politics as it is not allowed, but one side has no room to criticize the other in America as it is the ordinary working person that always gets screwed, better off being mega rich or poor under both parties

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Mr. Mike

I thought I left the rightwing Tparty idiots in the states.....sad sad sad

Please tell us everything you know about Tea Party members and what they represent. Thank you!

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grumpy

Imagine that.

 

Hypocrisy at its finest.

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Cipro

Please tell us everything you know about Tea Party members and what they represent. Thank you!

 

Well, what they told him to think silly.

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