Administration delays mandate for larger employers to provide health insurance

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 05 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4369
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The Obama administration will delay by a year implementation of the provision in the health reform law requiring larger employers to offer their employees health insurance or pay a fine.

Critics of the law said the delay was just another sign that the implementation of the health law was unraveling, but supporters said the decision demonstrates the administration’s flexibility and its willingness to work with the business community.

“This announcement means even the Obama administration knows the ‘train wreck’ will only get …

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