Obamacare Delay Troubles Both Unions And Republicans. AFL-CIO says White House decision is "troublingThe Affordable Care Act's implementation isn't in jeopardy despite President Barack Obama's administration delaying the employer mandate, Sen. Jack Reed said Sunday.
Last week, the Obama administration announced the employer mandate -- a key provision in Obamacare -- would be delayed until 2015, despite the overall law itself going into effect in October. Obamacare critics say this shows how flawed the controversial legislation is.
The Democratic senator from Rhode Island disagreed.
"This was a response to concerns -- principally among the business community -- that the information and the operational details would not be there. And as a result, I think the administration wisely decided to postpone for one year the mandate on employers," Reed said on "Fox News Sunday." "The exchanges go into effect in October. The coverage goes into effect. And, indeed, what they've done really affects a very small minority of businesses throughout the country."
"I think given the potential confusion, post-postponing it -- not eliminating it -- post-postponing it for a year makes sense," he said.
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