Breaking: ObamaCare employer mandate to be delayed until 2015

posted at 6:10 pm on July 2, 2013 by Allahpundit

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.

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes financial penalties on businesses with more than 50 employees that fail to provide health insurance that meets minimum standards and tests for affordability.

What happens now, without a law requiring businesses to provide insurance to full-time workers as the cost of coverage — and the cost of complying with other new O-Care regulations — rises? No one knows. We had to pass the bill to see what’s in it, and now we’ll have to implement the bill without an employer mandate to see what it looks like in practice. Presumably a bunch of businesses will simply drop coverage and leave workers to fend for themselves on the new ObamaCare exchanges. Assuming that those are ready by next year.

There have been endless stories over the past year or so of business owners scratching their heads and wringing their hands about coping with the burdens of the mandate. (The most fun example involves the Obama-loving film industry.) Gallup polled businesses just a few weeks ago to see how they were handling it. Results:

“We were startled because we know that employers were concerned about the Affordable Care Act and the effects it would have on their business, but we didn’t realize the extent they were concerned, or that the businesses were being proactive to make sure the effects of the ACA actually were minimized,” said attorney Steven Friedman of Littler Mendelson. His firm, which specializes in employment law, commissioned the Gallup poll…

Forty-one percent of the businesses surveyed have frozen hiring because of the health-care law known as Obamacare. And almost one-fifth—19 percent— answered “yes” when asked if they had “reduced the number of employees you have in your business as a specific result of the Affordable Care Act.”

Forty-one percent. That’s terrible under any circumstances but potentially catastrophic next year with the Fed warning that the age of quantitative easing is coming to an end. And an economic catastrophe driven by ObamaCare means another electoral catastrophe for Democrats, no matter how much pandering they do on amnesty and background checks. That’s why the employer mandate is being delayed; more key O-Care pieces, like the exchanges, may yet be delayed too. That’s what failure looks like. So now, instead of Obama’s signature legislation being a drag on Democrats next year, it’ll be a drag on them in 2016 instead. Expect lots of public pronouncements from Hillary Clinton, beginning sooner than you think, about how she admires the president for having tried on universal health care but emphasizing that she would have done things “quite a bit differently.”

Via Timothy Carney, here’s an Examiner vid from April about the joy of mandates.

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? Is that part of the “Save Democrats’ Asses Enabling Act of 2013″?

Update: Philip Klein sees an analogy to “doctor fix” — and a risk of this move blowing up in Democrats’ faces next year anyway:

Also, the delay is said to be one year, but if business lobbyists were successful in convincing the Obama administration to delay it for a year, will it actually ever go into effect? Congress routinely votes to delay scheduled cuts in physician payments under Medicare. Will this be the same sort of policy, that exists on paper, but never gets implemented?

Politically, the decision smacks of the Obama administration wanting to defer the impact of the law on businesses during the 2014 midterm election year, avoiding headlines about businesses cutting staff levels or reducing worker hours to get around the mandate. But it could also be politically dangerous, by reinforcing the idea that the law is a looming train wreck. Republicans can now also run on an argument that if voters elect them, they’ll prevent this horrible policy — so horrible that even the Obama administration had to delay it for a year — from ever going into effect.

Obama’s admitting failure here. Why wouldn’t the GOP run on it?

Update: Great catch by Guy:

He’s referring to this now comical Politico piece, not even a month old as I write this. Read it and giggle.


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It makes little difference if Amnesty goes through.

MaiDee on July 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Trainwreck!

Axeman on July 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Expect silence for the MSM.

mjbrooks3 on July 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Of course they’ll be postponed… 2014 elections….

sandee on July 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Ruh Roh!

blammm on July 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

HEE HEE!

Now if the GOP was smart they would campaign on the fact if they have veto proof majority in both houses after the 2014 election – they could kill this thing once and for all.

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Epic skull burning development. No wonder we had all the stories about GOP obstructionism hurting roll-out this week.

DanMan on July 2, 2013 at 6:16 PM

People just hate this thing. It amazes me that Obama is not actually blamed for it, though.

Doomberg on July 2, 2013 at 6:16 PM

This can’t help The 2016 presidential candidates.

portlandon on July 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

WTF happens to all of those small companies that have already made adjustments ??
SORT of good news, yet, the headaches have already been acted upon, in many cases.

What a huge, smelly clusterfart !!

Damn them all.

pambi on July 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Attempt to avoid its impact on the 2014 mid-terms?

nukemhill on July 2, 2013 at 5:37 PM

From the other thread. And 1,000% correct. We should be demanding that they either implement it NOW or kill it for good.

VegasRick on July 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

HEE HEE!

Now if the GOP was smart they would campaign on the fact if they have veto proof majority in both houses after the 2014 election – they could kill this thing once and for all.

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

It’s questionable as to whether they’ll campaign on it at all. When the GOP talks about it at all, it’s “We’ll do it smarter. We have to offer an alternative.”

There doesn’t seem to be anyone in the leadership saying “Maybe we shouldn’t have nationalized health care at all.”

Doomberg on July 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Welcome to Banana peel Republic.

Waivers for cronies, suspensions until after elections — they’re doing anything they want knowing MSM won’t say a thing.

rrpjr on July 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Let it burn.

In fact, pour gasoline on it.

CurtZHP on July 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

If this law was so great, why are so many pieces being delayed?

knob on July 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM

It can’t be! The smartest people in the room wrote this thing!

Free Indeed on July 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM

slow motion trainwreck……..

fasterfasterfasterfasterfasterfasterfasterfasterfaster

RealMc on July 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM

We should be demanding that they either implement it NOW or kill it for good.

VegasRick on July 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Exactly. The morally and politically right position to take. So of course we won’t take it.

rrpjr on July 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM

This is what “the Secretary shall” means.

Whatever she says go’s, and nobody can stop her.

BobMbx on July 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM

This can’t help The 2016 presidential candidates.

portlandon on July 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

If amnesty is passed it won’t matter in 2016. The Democrats just need to keep the ball afloat until the GOP leadership agrees to assisted suicide.

Doomberg on July 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM

There have been endless stories over the past year or so of business owners scratching their heads and wringing their hands about coping with the burdens of the mandate.

That’s putting it mildly.

JetBoy on July 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM

If only Mitt Romney had won the Presidency. He could have gotten ObamaCare whipped into shape and ready to roll out in ’14.

portlandon on July 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM

UNCLE

Philly on July 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM

The HHS shall do this and as soon as the HHS changes the shall will be different.

tjexcite on July 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM

And this is the beginning of the end. The end of the “Obama legacy”. Indeed, to paraphrase Glenn Reynolds, Jimmy Carter II is now best case … and impossible case.

By the end of this year, there will be widespread bipartisan calls to repeal Obamacare because of its utter failure and economic devastation.

SPQR on July 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM

The dam is coming apart.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Do note who is getting the break – potential donors to the Rat machine.

Do also note who is NOT getting the break – the subjects. The individual mandate lives on as scheduled.

Steve Eggleston on July 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

“We’ll have to postpone the bill to find out how our heads got wedged up our arses.”
Nancy Pelosi

MichaelGabriel on July 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

[HRC will say] she admires the president for having tried on universal health care but emphasizing that she would have done things “quite a bit differently.”

Her problem is, you could apply the same quote to her. Her signature achievement as First Lady was crashing and burning trying to do the same thing “quite a bit differently.”

IndieDogg on July 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Absolutely. Demand that it be implemented in October as scheduled or else all those people who can’t get insurance won’t and Obama wants to kill them and little children by denying coverage.

Obamahitler.

Philly on July 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

The HopeyCare IceBerg is adrift……………….

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Short and sweet: FEAR & FAIL

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Oh this might put a dent in Nancy’s plans. Aren’t we supposed to celebrate ObamaCare on Thursday?

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 6:23 PM

What a complete and utter disaster this continues to be. Beyond pathetic. Fail, Fail, Fail.

Jackalope on July 2, 2013 at 6:23 PM

I am not sure how good it will do. Businesses will still be forced next year so the calculation does not change much. Should they rip the band-aid now or wait until next year. If the business is strengthening it may be a better deal to just go ahead and behave in 2014 as if the mandate was already in place so one can better predict cash flow. If that means letting people go, oh well. But they cannot count on whatever happens next year to continue. Not sure many will change their behaviors.

ojfltx on July 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Andy Griffith rolling in his grave…

Skywise on July 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Obama’s admitting failure here. Why wouldn’t the GOP run on it?
===============================================================

One would think,dats a brilliant move!

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

obama foreign policy in shreds

domestic policy teetering: economy, jobs, health’care’, student loans, debt, race-relations, NSA (yes this is domestic and foreign), IRS, crooks and liars everywhere, name your own.

It is a beauty to watch, indeed. Too bad it’s so tragic for the land.

And, work harder. She needs to improve her life.

Good luck rats, for 2014. Obfuscate all you want. We can see you, even if you try to hide in your latrines. You stink from everywhere.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

portlandon on July 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Oh, Lawd. Basilbest, et al, will be along to call you names, any time now.

LOL!

kingsjester on July 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Another implication pointed out by the liberal half of Fox News’ White House team, Wendell Gollner – this will likely have the effect of forcing more people into single-pay…er…the exchanges.

Given there will be only a couple companies in each exchange, with federal veto over even those “run” by individual states, maybe I should have stuck with “single-payer” above.

Steve Eggleston on July 2, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Watch the MFLSM blame the sequester.

VegasRick on July 2, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I imagine that part of the calculation here is about national economics. Specifically, the WH believes that the economy is in the midst of turning around and achieving a robust growth. With Bernanke openly considering tapering QE3 later this year, the WH probably doesn’t want to have both that and the pressure to conform to Obamacare rules hitting businesses at the same time. They may be hoping that they’ll be able to implement Obamacare requirements under better economic conditions in 2015 than 2014.

Robert_Paulson on July 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

This really gives me hope. Perhaps it will slowly continue to collapse until there’s nothing left of this monstrosity.

ellifint on July 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Obama health care law

Affordable Care Act employer mandate to be delayed a year to 2015 – US Treasury

7 mins ago from http://www.treasury.gov by editor
==============================================

Continuing to Implement the ACA in a Careful, Thoughtful Manner
By: Mark J. Mazur
7/2/2013
********

​Over the past several months, the Administration has been engaging in a dialogue with businesses – many of which already provide health coverage for their workers – about the new employer and insurer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We have heard concerns about the complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively. 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. We have listened to your feedback. And we are taking action.

The Administration is announcing that it will provide an additional year before the ACA mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements begin. This is designed to meet two goals. First, it will allow us to consider ways to simplify the new reporting requirements consistent with the law. 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, we will publish formal guidance describing this transition. Just like the Administration’s effort to turn the initial 21-page application for health insurance into a three-page application, we are working hard to adapt and to be flexible about reporting requirements as we implement the law.

Here is some additional detail. The ACA includes information reporting (under section 6055) by insurers, self-insuring employers, and other parties that provide health coverage. It also requires information reporting (under section 6056) by certain employers with respect to the health coverage offered to their full-time employees. We expect to publish proposed rules implementing these provisions this summer, after a dialogue with stakeholders – including those responsible employers that already provide their full-time work force with coverage far exceeding the minimum employer shared responsibility requirements – in an effort to minimize the reporting, consistent with effective implementation of the law.

Once these rules have been issued, the Administration will work with employers, insurers, and other reporting entities to strongly encourage them to voluntarily implement this information reporting in 2014, in preparation for the full application of the provisions in 2015. Real-world testing of reporting systems in 2014 will contribute to a smoother transition to full implementation in 2015.

We recognize that this transition relief will make it impractical to determine which employers owe shared responsibility payments (under section 4980H) for 2014. Accordingly, we are extending this transition relief to the employer shared responsibility payments. These payments will not apply for 2014. Any employer shared responsibility payments will not apply until 2015.

During this 2014 transition period, we strongly encourage employers to maintain or expand health coverage. Also, our actions today do not affect employees’ access to the premium tax credits available under the ACA (nor any other provision of the ACA).​

Mark J. Mazur is the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
​​
Posted in: Tax Policy
======================

http://www.treasury.gov/connect/blog/Pages/Continuing-to-Implement-the-ACA-in-a-Careful-Thoughtful-Manner-.aspx

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Just a question for the smartest administration ever:

If a business owner has decided not to hire more staff until they see the effects of a law that was supposed to start in 2014; all they will do is wait until 2015.

No new hiring. Unemployment stays way above 7 %.

Too bad none of you turds ever held a job in the private sector.

patch on July 2, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Oh this might put a dent in Nancy’s plans. Aren’t we supposed to celebrate ObamaCare on Thursday?

what will I do with all the cake and beer I have ready? dayum!

What we need is another explanation from Klien…Ezra Klien

DanMan on July 2, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Obamacare is a Three Legged Stool

I thought they were going to have exchange rollout problems to begin with. Now a whole bunch of people who were expecting employer coverage are going to have to learn WTF is going on.

Popcorn is popping in my household. Extra butter.

blammm on July 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Andy Griffith rolling in his grave…

Skywise on July 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Ted Kennedy too.

Del Dolemonte on July 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Obama’s admitting failure here. Why wouldn’t the GOP run on it?

For the SAME reason Boehner is going to pass a mass amnesty for employers of illegals.

The RINO’s WANT Obamacare implemented in the hope that they can someday plant THEIR boot on the throat of the American people!

Freddy on July 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM

And don’t let me hear the GOPpers whine about the Obama White House’s lawlessness.

The GOPP pushes to break the law when they think it benefits them, ala Amnesty, and the White House breaks it every damn day.

The schmucks are those of us who still follow it.

sartana on July 2, 2013 at 6:29 PM

So,its a Red-Tape Grand ClusterFark,according to da Treasury!?

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Update poses an excellent point…

Why not?

mjbrooks3 on July 2, 2013 at 6:31 PM

This can’t help The 2016 presidential candidates.

portlandon on July 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Exactly. I get the delay til 2015. But that’s a bandaid for a shotgun wound. We have national elections every other year. And even though Presidential elections are only every 4 years, the campaigns start 1 1/2 to 2 years beforehand(recall that Obama declared his candidacy in January 2007). So are they gonna implement this provision of the law in January 2015 knowing that at any point that spring Hillary could announce her run? How is she supposed to defend that debacle on the campaign trail?

Doughboy on July 2, 2013 at 6:31 PM

AP,I’m, E-mail challeged,for giveth me.

Is Snowden trying a under the radar move:

Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters 2m

Bolivia officials say Morales’ presidential plane denied air permits by Portugal and France – possibly over Snowden case #breaking

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 6:32 PM

As I alluded to earlier–this only buys us time. We’ve got to make sure that similar Rubio-type rats in the House don’t squeak (maybe squeal) Amnesty past.If that is achieved, our country gets a temporary stay of execution–then let’s take care of the 2014 election and THEN take care of Obamacare.

MaiDee on July 2, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Looking forward to the 5-4 SCOTUS decision, authored by Roberts, holding Obama does not have the power to unilaterally suspend the mandate, thus it must take effect next year. Oh the irony.

One can wish, anyway.

Erich66 on July 2, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Obama’s admitting failure here. Why wouldn’t the GOP run on it?

The. Stupid. Party.

Duh.

Jeff Weimer on July 2, 2013 at 6:33 PM

But at least Obama’s Arab Spring has been a big success. The reset with Russia has been a major achievement as well. And the economic policy of endlessly buying securities with fake money – that’s a winner too. And race relations are going flawlessly as well thanks to Obama’s deft interventions.

forest on July 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Andy Griffith rolling in his grave…

Skywise on July 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

That ad was another three and a half million dollars out the window.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Wow, they really want that house in 2014…

rbruning on July 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Also, our actions today do not affect employees’ access to the premium tax credits available under the ACA (nor any other provision of the ACA).

%^@&@@#@%$!&!

blammm on July 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

The State Run Media will cover for Dear Leader…it is not his fault. If we had all gotten behind this thing there would not be these delays….

d1carter on July 2, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Hmm… putting off the destruction of the economy until 2015.

Somebody’s not worried about the mid-term elections, are they? /s

CPT. Charles on July 2, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Let’s be honest and give some praise where it’s deserved. The left has been howling about the 32 votes to repeal Obamacare by the house. Ted Cruz has been gaining signatures for his repeal Obamacare drive in the senate.

Let’s remember there are some GOPers slogging hard in the trenches. Micth McConnel is one of them. Let’s unite while the iron is hot when the oppurtunity arises.

DanMan on July 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Of course their excuse is hilarious, four years not enough to finalize the regulations for the employer mandate? Hilarious.

Obama will go down in history as the worst President the US has ever had.

SPQR on July 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Oh this might put a dent in Nancy’s plans. Aren’t we supposed to celebrate ObamaCare on Thursday?

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 6:23 PM

gophergirl:Oh man, i hope Pelosium,brings her Pole-Vault:)
(sarc)

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 6:37 PM

“Who are these racist, bigoted, hate-filled, 1%er businessmen that are complaining? I demand that the IRS punish these obvious racists.” -Average Dem voter

visions on July 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Obama’s admitting failure here. Why wouldn’t the GOP run on it?

Because what passes for Republican “leadership” is as stupid as the day is long.

dirtseller on July 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Sophie Ro ‏@SophieRo3 30s

@NancyPelosi Celebrate the ObamacareFAIL this 4th.

#SmellTheFear #tcot #ccot

Photo

Retweet it.

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM

If Obama can unilaterally postpone the employer mandate, what else can he do unilaterally that we don’t know about yet?

Curtiss on July 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM

REPEAL IT

REPEAL IT

TX-96 on July 2, 2013 at 6:39 PM

One can wish, anyway.

Erich66 on July 2, 2013 at 6:33 PM

somebody has to file suit and everybody should have standing, I think I’ll convert to a leftist and give it a go, let’s Cloward-Pevin this thing

DanMan on July 2, 2013 at 6:39 PM

ObamacareFAIL: ‘If U like your employer mandate, you can keep it!’

Oh wait…

#SmellTheFear

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 6:39 PM

This president really is the Midas of $hit.

crrr6 on July 2, 2013 at 6:39 PM

More time to find the real costs, and write the repeal bill.

Another Drew on July 2, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Gonna be a h*lluva magic trick:

Just like the Administration’s effort to turn the initial

21-page application for health insurance into a three-page
application,
*************

we are working hard to adapt and to be flexible about reporting requirements as we implement the law.

http://www.treasury.gov/connect/blog/Pages/Continuing-to-Implement-the-ACA-in-a-Careful-Thoughtful-Manner-.aspx

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Delaying the employer mandate is good for businesses and jobs even though it is obviously political. The individual mandate still stands for 2014, right?? If so how are employees going to view the Messiah when they figure out that Obama killed their golden goose and now they are on the hook for their own insurance. Obumblercare should give us a great 2014 if we don’t Akin ourselves to death.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Curtiss on July 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM

We could tell you, but that’s been repealed by XO.

Another Drew on July 2, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Of course their excuse is hilarious, four years not enough to finalize the regulations for the employer mandate? Hilarious.

SPQR on July 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM

It’s because the regs were written in cursive or something.

Pic of the Day: ‘I Don’t Read Cursive’

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 6:41 PM

This is what “the Secretary shall” means.

Whatever she says go’s, and nobody can stop her.

BobMbx on July 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Something I’ve wondered about with this nightmare of a law-when the republicans win back the White House and “the Secretary” is a republican pick, can that person change any of the regulations that “the secretary shall?”

hopeful on July 2, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Sophie Ro ‏@SophieRo3 30s

@NancyPelosi Celebrate the ObamacareFAIL this 4th.

#SmellTheFear #tcot #ccot

Photo

Retweet it.

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM

I would if I were still on Twitter.

BTW, the correct link is this one.

Steve Eggleston on July 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Can Obama truly do this without an act of Congress? The date of implementation is in the law, not in the regulations written after it was enacted.

This is a stall tactic, changed to come after the 2014 election. The last thing the Dems want is eleven months under Obamacare to have any kind of influence.

Liam on July 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM

#SmellTheFear #tcot #ccot

Photo

Retweet it.

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Resist We Much:D*mmitt,a linky glitcheroo,and I want to see it,
please:)

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Dems think this will spare them a bloodbath in the midterms, but it’s 2016 when it will come back and haunt them.

Schadenfreudelicious.

Philly on July 2, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Oh, Lawd. Basilbest, et al, will be along to call you names, any time now.

LOL!

kingsjester on July 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

I know, right? LOL.

portlandon on July 2, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Continuing to Implement the ACA in a Careful, Thoughtful Manner

UNLIKE how it was passed !!! A bit late for THOSE considerations !!

This just grits my girdle, big time !!

pambi on July 2, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Eternal obfucators

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I would if I were still on Twitter.

BTW, the correct link is this one.

Steve Eggleston on July 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Steve Eggleston:Another link glitch,this must be some photo?!:)

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Let’s try that again (damn relative links)…

The correct link, I swear, is this one.

Steve Eggleston on July 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

So will all those employees that had their hours rolled back to 29 be made whole by the government? Will they get their full time hours back?

oldroy on July 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

BTW, the correct link is this one.

Steve Eggleston on July 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Broken link, fyi

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Steve Eggleston:Another link glitch,this must be some photo?!:)

canopfor on July 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I swear it’s fixed this time.

Steve Eggleston on July 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Broken link, fyi

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Just call me Daffy.

“Rabbit.”
“Duck. FIRE!”

Steve Eggleston on July 2, 2013 at 6:46 PM

The individual mandate is next. There’s no way it can go into effect while the 1% get a break. It’s just real bad politics.

Curtiss on July 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Thanks, Egg.

Resist We Much on July 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Honestly, I’m numb to this at the moment – I’m trusting y’all’s laughter & good vibes by faith.

Plus I’m still at the office and shouldn’t be here. :P

22044 on July 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Wow, they really want that house in 2014…

rbruning on July 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Thing is, if Democrats lost very badly next year, Obamacare might be scaled back even more.

rickv404 on July 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Try to defend this, HAL. Oh, wait.

22044 on July 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Steve Eggleston on July 2, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Just helping to get the right one to the worker-bee. Thanks for providing.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

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