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The Side Effects of Delaying Obamacare
Bloomberg News, by Evan Soltas

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Posted By:abuela10, 7/3/2013 7:40:51 AM

The Obama administration has decided to delay until 2015 its enforcement of the employer mandate, a provision in its health-care law that requires businesses to provide insurance to employees. Assistant Treasury Secretary Mark J. Mazur announced the change in a statement on Tuesday, noting the administration’s concern that businesses won’t be ready to comply. My colleague Chris Flavelle writes that the decision boosts the odds that other groups will be able to win further changes to the law, such as eliminating the excise tax on medical devices. It may also create some stress on the implementation

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 7/3/2013 8:14:51 AM     (No. 9406636)

My two take aways from this article -

Employers shouldn’t sponsor insurance in the first place, as it masks the true cost of care to employees and creates incentives for over-insurance.

The Department of Health and Human Services has repeatedly reassured the public that the exchanges will be ready by Oct. 1. But the work ahead remains daunting. Translation - darn near impossible. Just the logistics of getting public and private computer systems to communicate with each other using different formats for starters.

And what about the ´side effect´ of those millions who have already been let go or had their work status changed in anticipation of the employer mandate. They could have had another year reprieve.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Polecat49, 7/3/2013 8:36:15 AM     (No. 9406684)

Just more examples od zero´s and democRATS´ disregard of The Constitution and Laws of the United States. If they figure they can score some points, Steal an election, put some poor guy in prison to cover their butts, THEN, they´ll do it and to H-ll with the American People.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/3/2013 9:02:18 AM     (No. 9406737)

Low life criminals doing what they do best...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 7/3/2013 9:19:28 AM     (No. 9406787)

Translation: we had to pass the law without reading it to find out its a complete disaster!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: craige, 7/3/2013 9:27:56 AM     (No. 9406804)

It seems the law allows for implementation, when it is convenient for the administration. The law also seems to allow exemptions for certain political supporters, such as unions.

American Corruption at it´s best.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 7/3/2013 9:38:43 AM     (No. 9406832)

It´s a real shame it´s so hard to get rid of politicians.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 7/3/2013 9:41:25 AM     (No. 9406838)

Omitted from the article is any mention that even though the delay is good for Americans and for the GOP, the delay is going to eventually be BAD for Americans and the GOP because the delay is a diversionary tactic to blunt the full impact of the sticker shock of Obamacare until after the 2014 elections.

In short, Obama doesn´t want anyone to find out how bad this bill really is until after they vote. Then, it will be too late for Americans to change their minds about the bill but at least the Democrats will have a better chance of taking the House in 2014 if Obamacare isn´t implemented until afterward.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dman, 7/3/2013 10:11:02 AM     (No. 9406920)

You can take the politicians out of Chicago, but ..

This is ward political corruption, pure and simple.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Marzon, 7/3/2013 2:58:55 PM     (No. 9407424)

As bad as it is, the "Affordable Care Act" is a law not just a set of suggestions.

This wiaver is blatantly unconstitutional. Every single member of congress swore an oath to uphold the laws of this country. At what point will they stand up and demand this rogue administration obey the very laws they rammed through? At what point will the citizenry start demand it?

Perhaps we could learn a few thing from the Egyptians...

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