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U.S. House Votes to Delay Employer and Individual Mandate by 1 Year

The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to delay the Affordable Care Act’s employer and individual health insurance mandates by one year. Both bills passed largely along party lines, with 22 Democrats joining Republicans to delay the individual mandate and 35 Democrats siding with Republicans to delay the employer requirements. One Republican voted against both bills. The employer mandate has already been delayed by the Obama administration for one year. However, the President has indicated he would veto both bills should they pass the Senate — which is not likely to vote on the legislation. For more information on the administration’s employer mandate delay, see the Internal Revenue Service notice available at www.calhospital.org/cha-news-article/irs-releases-guidance-one-year-delay-aca-employer-coverage-requirement.

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