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Data Points: Why Delay of the Employer Mandate May Not Actually Mean That Much
The Health Care Blog

Last month, the Obama Administration announced that it would delay enforcement of the employer mandate component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in part due to opposition from the business community. Opponents of the ACA cited the delay as evidence that the law was collapsing under its own weight, while ACA proponents downplayed the importance of the employer mandate in realizing the primary objective of the law – extending affordable coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. Will delaying the employer mandate lead to the ACA’s demise?