White House Delays Obamacare Employer Mandate

The Obama administration “will not penalize businesses that do not provide health insurance in 2014,” the Washington Post reports.

“Instead, it will delay enforcement of a major Affordable Care Act requirement that all employers with more than 50 employees provide coverage to their workers until 2015. The administration said it would postpone the provision after hearing significant concerns from employers about the challenges of implementing it.”

The Wall Street Journal notes the move “doesn’t involve the penalties that some individuals may pay starting in the 2014 tax year if they choose to go without health insurance.”

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