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September 2, 2014

Another Obamacare Delay

For a second time, the Obama administration is granting extra time to comply with the “employer mandate.”

Washington Post: “Under new rules announced Monday, … employers with 50 to 99 workers will be given until 2016 — two years longer than originally envisioned under the Affordable Care Act — before they risk a federal penalty for not complying.”

“Companies with 100 workers or more are getting a different kind of one-year grace period. Instead of being required in 2015 to offer coverage to 95 percent of full-time workers, these bigger employers can avoid a fine by offering insurance to 70 percent of them next year.”

New York Times: “Republicans denounced the unilateral move as a violation of the law and called on the White House to throw out all of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage mandates.”

“Lawmakers from both parties have repeatedly raised concerns over the president waiving provisions of the law unilaterally.”

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