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White House delays key element of health-care law

Published: Wed, July 3, 2013 @ 10:40 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health-care law, hailed as his most significant legislative achievement, seems to be losing much of its sweep.

On Tuesday, the administration unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until after the 2014 elections, in a central requirement of the law that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines.

Separately, opposition in the states from Republican governors and legislators has steadily undermined a Medicaid expansion that had been expected to provide coverage to some 15 million low-income people.

Tuesday's move — which caught administration allies and adversaries by surprise — sacrificed timely implementation of Obama's signature legislation but might help Democrats politically by blunting an election-year line of attack Republicans were planning to use.

The employer requirements are among the most complex parts of the health-care law, designed to expand coverage for uninsured Americans.


1JMHO(146 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

"Until after the 2014 elections". Hmmmmmmm..... I thought obamacare was so great. Why delay implementing it???

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2Ytownnative(1036 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

My thoughts exactly JMHO.

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3YtownParent(324 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

"Until after the 2014 elections" my foot. It passed and that's all the Dems needed and wanted. They'll make no move to actually get it implemented until they loose the white house a a Republican is the sitting president.

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4JMHO(146 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Parent, we won't see a Republican President again in our lifetime. Especially if 11 million illegals are going to be allowed to vote. Bye bye America.

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