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    Obama Administration to Delay Health Law Requirement Until 2015

    Train wreck!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/03/us...5.html?hp&_r=0

    Obama Administration to Delay Health Law Requirement Until 2015
    By JACKIE CALMES
    July 2, 2013

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it would delay for a year, until 2015, the Affordable Care Act mandate that employers provide coverage for their workers or pay penalties, responding to business complaints and postponing the effective date beyond next year’s midterm elections.

    “We have heard concerns about the complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively,” Mark J. Mazur, an assistant Treasury secretary, wrote on the department’s Web site in disclosing the delay. “We recognize that the vast majority of businesses that will need to do this reporting already provide health insurance to their workers, and we want to make sure it is easy for others to do so.”

    Under the 2010 law, employers of more than 50 full-time employees were required to provide them with health insurance starting next year or face fines. Numerous reports had suggested that some companies with payrolls at or just over that size were complaining that they would have to cut some jobs or switch some full-time workers to part-time employment.

    The change does not affect other central provisions of the law, in particular those establishing health care marketplaces in the states — known as exchanges — where individual Americans without health insurance can shop from a menu of insurance policies. Under those provisions, subsidies are available for lower-income individuals who qualify.

    However, it will be difficult for officials running the exchanges to know who is entitled to subsidies if they are not able to confirm whether employers are offering insurance to their employees. Enrollment in the exchanges is to begin on Oct. 1, and they are to take effect on Jan. 1.

    Much of the administration’s public effort, especially at the Department of Health and Human Services, has been directed toward spreading the word to uninsured Americans, especially younger and healthier individuals whose participation is needed to help keep down the price of premiums for everyone else. About 15 percent of Americans are uninsured, so most individuals are unaffected, at least initially.

    Behind the scenes, however, the administration has been fielding questions and criticism from businesses about the mandated reporting requirements — especially the Treasury Department, which has responsibility, given its oversight of the nation’s tax reporting system.

    Mr. Mazur wrote that the one-year delay “will allow us to consider ways to simplify the new reporting requirements consistent with the law." He added, “Second, it will provide time to adapt health coverage and reporting systems while employers are moving toward making health coverage affordable and accessible for their employees.”

    Within the next week, he added, the Treasury will issue official guidance to insurers, self-insuring employers and other parties that provide health coverage. Formal rules will be proposed later this summer, he added.

    In the meantime, Mr. Mazur said, the administration will encourage employers to comply with the law’s reporting provisions in 2014, as originally mandated.

    In a separate posting on the White House Web site, President Obama’s senior adviser and liaison to the business community, Valerie Jarrett, emphasized that the health insurance exchanges were on schedule — though that is in dispute, especially in states with Republican-led governments that are resisting the health care law.

    “We are on target to open the health insurance marketplace on Oct. 1 where small businesses and ordinary Americans will be able to go to one place to learn about their coverage options and make side-by-side comparisons of each plan’s price and benefits before they make their decision,” Ms. Jarrett wrote.

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    Dear America,

    We're still going to give you the dream of Obamacare. When we do, it's going to set you free. Free to live healthy, free from hatred, free to love. Fret not. We just need a little more time polishing things up inside before we open the front door to utopia. Just a little longer. Right after the mid-term elections, then you can see it.

    Yours in progress,
    Our Government

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    Who would have thought that a bill that the Speaker of the House said needed to be passed to find out what is in it, is faulty.

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    Obama Administration to Delay Health Law Requirement Until 2015

    Doesn't want to give Reps any more ammunition for mid-terms. Law is a joke that and a spineless SCOTUS allowed it to survive on a loophole.

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    So they postpone the mandate for businesses but not individuals? Interesting.

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    and postponing the effective date beyond next year’s midterm elections.


    I am shocked. SHOCKED!

    *cough* Benghazi, IRS, 50 other scandals *cough*

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    The postponement of the Obamacare Employer Mandate is likely only the beginning. There will be more postponements the closer we get to the mid-term elections of 2014.

    The Bottom Line: The Affordable Care Act of 2010 is THE biggest fustercluck that the United States government ever created. It may actually crash under it's own weight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbanyJet View Post
    The postponement of the Obamacare Employer Mandate is likely only the beginning. There will be more postponements the closer we get to the mid-term elections of 2014.

    The Bottom Line: The Affordable Care Act of 2010 is THE biggest fustercluck that the United States government ever created. It may actually crash under it's own weight.

    Really? Iraq and Vietnam were far worse for the country.
    Last edited by cr726; 07-04-2013 at 02:56 PM.

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    What does Viet Nam have anything to do with Obamacare? It is costing millions already and is not inforced totally yet. Another democratic disaster. BTW Nam started under Kennedy, in fact most of the wars started under democrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnJetFan View Post
    What does Viet Nam have anything to do with Obamacare? It is costing millions already and is not inforced totally yet. Another democratic disaster. BTW Nam started under Kennedy, in fact most of the wars started under democrats.
    Nothing. But don't expect fools like him to ever actually address the topic in the face of yet another Obama failure. The Administration isn't just full of egotists, liars and incompetence. They're also insane. But they're fully enabled and supported by the enormous stupidity of the American voter, which is not limited to our resident child-mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnJetFan View Post
    What does Viet Nam have anything to do with Obamacare? It is costing millions already and is not inforced totally yet. Another democratic disaster. BTW Nam started under Kennedy, in fact most of the wars started under democrats.
    Vietnam and Iraq were created by our Government and we are and will keep on paying for those clusterfu@cks for a very long time.

    What in Obamacare is costing millions already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Vietnam and Iraq were created by our Government and we are and will keep on paying for those clusterfu@cks for a very long time.

    What in Obamacare is costing millions already?
    Medicare cuts, insurance hikes. Just a few.

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    Affordable health care information NOT approved for consumption by Rupert Murdoch


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    Quote Originally Posted by MnJetFan View Post
    Medicare cuts, insurance hikes. Just a few.
    So cutting Medicare is costing the government millions?

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    The delay only involves corporations not individuals are still on the firing line for 2014. You can bet the corporations will dump healthcare and the young will pay the bill. Individual mandate not far behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnJetFan View Post
    The delay only involves corporations not individuals are still on the firing line for 2014. You can bet the corporations will dump healthcare and the young will pay the bill. Individual mandate not far behind.
    No the young will NOT pay the bill.
    They'll pay a fine and continue to try to cheat death as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adb280z View Post
    So cutting Medicare is costing the government millions?
    The money was taken from Medicare and put into Obamacare. No savings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    No the young will NOT pay the bill.
    They'll pay a fine and continue to try to cheat death as usual.
    Allot of people are hoping for that. Bankrupt the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnJetFan View Post
    Allot of people are hoping for that. Bankrupt the system.
    Wish crypto-liberals could understand, the Marxist in chief they enabled into power doesn't need to manage finances, but will just keep printing $ ...systemically

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    Wish crypto-liberals could understand, the Marxist in chief they enabled into power doesn't need to manage finances, but will just keep printing $ ...systemically
    I wish others could understand what Marxism really means as well as socialism and communism

    I mean I get it; I understand that the writers who work at the Murdoch Empire have been authorized to use those words repeatedly, and in combinations, but if only the followers would take the time to actually understand what these terms meant then they could think for themse.....yeah right..


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