Archive | July 10, 2013

ACA: Call for Delay in the Individual Mandate

PPACAThere has been more political jockeying this week related to the ACA.  A week after the White House announced that it would delay implementation of the play-or-pay rule for large employers to provide health insurance coverage by one year, House Republicans have called for a similar delay in the individual mandate.  The mandate is expected to play a significant role in getting uninsured people signed up for health coverage.  Outside of a few limited categories of people, the mandate applies to most everyone in the United States.

There is no indication that such a delay will occur.  Jay Carney, spokesman for the Obama administration, responded,  “A piece of legislation like [the ACA], to be responsibly implemented, needs to be implemented in a flexible way.”

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