First Word: Major Obamacare provision delayed

Updated
Patient Joan West (R) receives a check up from Dr. Lisa Vinci at University of Chicago Medicine Primary Care Clinic in Chicago June 28, 2012.
Patient Joan West (R) receives a check up from Dr. Lisa Vinci at University of Chicago Medicine Primary Care Clinic in Chicago June 28, 2012.
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The employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act has been pushed back a year to 2015, according to a blog post from the Treasury Department. A major component of the law, the provision requires employees with at least 50 full-time workers to offer health insurance or face penalties. The development pushed every Republican to pounce on the health-care law, describing the delay as set-up for disaster. “This is a clear acknowledgment that the law is unworkable, and it underscores the need to repeal the law and replace it with effective, patient-centered reforms,” House Speaker John Boehner said.

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First Word: Major Obamacare provision delayed

Updated