Pushing Back The Health Care Mandate

Pushing Back The Health Care Mandate

Last week the Obama administration announced a delay in the implementation of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. We explore which other provisions of the law are affected, and what it means for consumers.

Last week the Obama administration announced a delay in the implementation of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. Business owners with at least 50 employees will not be required to offer health insurance until 2015, a one-year delay that the administration says will give employers time to implement complex provisions of the law. The move has provided fuel for critics of the health care mandate, who say this is further proof the law is unworkable. We explore which other provisions of the law are affected, and what it means for consumers.

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