In Their Own Words: What will be the impact of the Obama administration delaying the employer mandate until 2015?
It is difficult to say if this will be a win or lose for the Obama administration. On one hand, they will be counting on favor from business owners due to the sympathetic, careful, thoughtful ear they have given business owners. Others will argue that this is the beginning of the end and will give critics new ammunition to attack the legislation, picking it apart piece by piece.
The administration will continue to communication the need for reform as it is the cornerstone of Obama’s presidential legacy; but more than likely, this delay will fuel criticism that is already strong for the repeal of reform. This also sheds doubt on the assurances that have continued to flow from the White House that everything is on track, even as recently as last month, and raises questions about the timing as it relates to midterm elections.
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