WASHINGTON, DC - The Obama administration on Monday, February
10 announced a second delay of the employer mandate under ObamaCare, adding
another black mark to the rollout.
The requirement that companies offer their workers insurance
or pay penalties — a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act — was postponed
once under pressure from business groups.
The new delay, revealed in final regulations from the
Treasury Department, gives businesses that have between 50 and 99 employees
until January 2016 to either offer health insurance or pay penalties, provided
they don’t cut workers just to get under the threshold.