Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015 to Give Democrats Breathing Room Until After 2014 Midterm Elections Says Treasury Secretary - Mail Online - A Treasury Department official who declined to be named confirmed to MailOnline on Tuesday that the Obama administration will not begin enforcing employer mandates in the Obamacare law until 2015 - one year later than originally planned - and pinned that change of direction on a combination of politics and economic realities in the marketplace......But the Treasury source said the extra year will give the White House an extra year to persuade health insurers to participate in the exchanges that make up the backbone of the Affordable Care Act. The revised timetable, the source added, will also push back the final implementation of Obamacare's penalties past the 2014 midterm elections, providing Republicans fewer chances to highlight the law's potentially harmful effects on businesses' bottom lines. Read more......
(2) Obamacare Employer Mandate to be Delayed Until 2015 - Hot Air - We’re well past the creaking stage of ObamaCare. Now we’re starting to hear cracks.
Democrats got destroyed in one midterm election because of O’s pet boondoggle. The White House will do what it can to stop history from repeating.
The decision will come in regulatory guidance to be issued later this week. It addresses vehement complaints from employer groups about the administrative burden of reporting requirements, though it may also affect coverage provided to some workers.
The two officials, who asked not to be identified to discuss the move ahead of its announcement, said the administration decided to wait until 2015 before enforcing the employer mandate in order to simplify reporting requirements and give businesses more time to adapt their health-care coverage. Update: Via Ben Domenech’s feed, an excellent point:
The employer mandate is part of the law itself, duly enacted by Congress and signed by O. What authority does he have to suspend it unilaterally? Update: Philip Klein sees an analogy to “doctor fix” — and a risk of this move blowing up in Democrats’ faces next year anyway: Read more...........
(3) Rep. Jim Bridenstine: (90,488 views) What Would Tyranny Look Like in America? Look Around.
(4) Complete Shock: University Staffer Tells College Student She Must Remove Christian Cross Necklace - The Blaze - Audrey Jarvis, a 19-year-old liberal arts major, was in for a surprise last month when she arrived to her campus job wearing a cross necklace around her neck. Why, you ask? This personal decision to wear a Christian pendant was met with a troubling reaction from her boss at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California.
While she was working at the Associated Students Productions, a student orientation event, her supervisor told her to remove the necklace and said that it might offend incoming freshman. And if once weren’t enough, she was reportedly asked a second time to conceal the cross, with her boss giving an ultimatum to either hide it under her shirt or take it off entirely, Fox News reports. Read more........
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Obamacare - #4526 - Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015 to Give Democrats Breathing Room Until After 2014 Midterm Elections Says Treasury Secretary- Mail Online (2) Obamacare Employer Mandate to be Delayed Until 2015 - Hot Air (3) VIDEO: (90,488 views) Rep. Jim Bridenstine: What Would Tyranny Look Like in America? Look Around (4) Complete Shock: University Staffer Tells College Student She Must Remove Christian Cross Necklace - The Blaze
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