Obamacare employer mandate eased
February 10th, 2014
04:49 PM ET
6 months ago

Obamacare employer mandate eased

New York (CNNMoney) – The Obama administration is giving employers more time to comply with rules requiring them to provide affordable health insurance for their workers.

Companies with 50 to 99 employees will now have until 2016 to provide affordable coverage under Obamacare, a year later than expected.

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  1. smith

    Well, another delay. This pure politics, the dems know companies would be breaking the bad news to their employees right around the mid-term elections. Dems can't keep running from this, it'll catchup sooner or later.

    February 10, 2014 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  2. just saying

    smith
    Well, another delay. This pure politics, the dems know companies would be breaking the bad news to their employees right around the mid-term elections. Dems can't keep running from this, it'll catchup sooner or later.
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    they are hoping and praying the american people are not paying attention. they are biding for time until all of the poison of the obamacare disaster takes affect and takes over and destroys the healthcare system in this country.

    February 10, 2014 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "This pure politics, the dems know companies would be breaking the bad news to their employees right around the mid-term elections."

    Actually, no they don't, because the only reason a delay makes any sense is because the vast majority of companies are trying to comply....and that's what the evidence shows. There won't be a massive exodus, no matter how much you wish it. Providing a little more time does not mean that the employer who plans to stop providing insurance is going to wait longer to stop providing insurance; they'd do it anyway and they'd do it as soon as possible. The reality is, polls, surveys and the reports from employers all indicate that they intend to keep providing insurance. But whatever, you'll just fabricate some whacky rationalization to help you deny those facts.

    February 10, 2014 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  4. The REAL Truth...

    @just saying – they are hoping and praying the american people are not paying attention. they are biding for time until all of the poison of the obamacare disaster takes affect and takes over and destroys the healthcare system in this country.
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    ah the usual choice words from the right.. the GOP is hoping and praying that the American (caps pls) people are not paying attention.. they are biding for time until all of the poison from their pundits and propaganda outlets destroys what little intelligence and thinking skills are left in red state voters... shouldn't be a long wait.

    February 10, 2014 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  5. smith

    @Sniffit-The outrage over the ACA started in Nov. of 2013 right before the employee mandate kicked in for 2014. The timeframe is the same and the dems know it, nice spin job though.

    February 10, 2014 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  6. smith

    @Just Sayin-They can't run forever and people get mad when politics effects their pocketbooks.

    February 10, 2014 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  7. Tony D

    You can run, dodge, delay, lie, conceal and obfiscate, Obama and Democrats, but you cannot hide..... Obama just GUARANTEED that this will drop squarely on top of the next Democrat Presidential nomineee.... Hillary Clinton! How is the underside of that bus looking Hillary?!!

    February 10, 2014 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  8. yolanda

    @Sniffit, why is it that you have to lift your leg on any and every one who has a world view/opinion/political alliance that is different than yours? To be all-knowing must be grand, so why do you hang out here with the knuckle draggers when I'm sure that there is a Mensa meeting just waiting for you to pop in and give it legitimacy......

    February 10, 2014 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  9. CALIFORNIA

    Some people here on CNN will think EVERYTHING is good about Obamacare no matter what. Right Sniffit?

    February 10, 2014 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  10. tom l

    @Yolanda
    "give it legitimacy"

    I actually laughed out loud at that one.

    February 10, 2014 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    This train wreck is never going to end.

    February 10, 2014 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  12. Gurgyl

    Why? This is nonsense. Let them follow the Law.

    February 10, 2014 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    Obama now delaying ACA again himself, but was SO dig in when the republicans wanted to delay it for a year, that he shut down the government to avoid delaying it.
    This latest "quiet" change is purely for political purposes – it has nothing to do with the betterment of the USA. This law was very poorly written, almost covertly passed. Obama's pride and hope for any sort of legacy is overriding his responsibility to the citizens of the USA.
    Just think how much better the USA would be if the dems had agreed to the delay last Fall.

    February 10, 2014 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  14. freedom

    Obamacare = total failure.

    @Tony D
    You can run, dodge, delay, lie, conceal and obfiscate, Obama and Democrats, but you cannot hide..... Obama just GUARANTEED that this will drop squarely on top of the next Democrat Presidential nomineee.... Hillary Clinton! How is the underside of that bus looking Hillary?!!

    Totally true.

    February 10, 2014 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  15. Flat lander

    A law so needed and necessary. Yet at every turn our president on a whim changes dates, time lines, who's exempt and for how long. These are the law of the land,the law he signed, the law he wanted. Every time he just chooses which to enforce and which not is a slap to the democratic process.

    February 10, 2014 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  16. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    The GOP will be whining about the adjustments to make the program work better.the GOP teaparty clowns should just leave the country before they get thrown out. Go screw up your country of your parents immigrated from!!!!!

    February 11, 2014 05:50 am at 5:50 am |
  17. RandyIA

    Gurgyl, I haven't heard an "It's the law....." from you lately. Is that because this administration is willing to change this "law" at moments notice, if it suits them?

    February 11, 2014 07:12 am at 7:12 am |