On Monday, Treasury Department officials declared a delay in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. For a second time this year, the White House has decided to postpone the original conditions of the 2010 regulation.
The delay will allow employers with 50 to 99 workers until 2016 to offer health coverage to full-time workers before they risk a fine for noncompliance. Companies with 100 workers or more will be required in 2015 to offer coverage to only 70 percent of their employees, rather than the original 95 percent.
Some congressional Republicans reaffirmed their opposition to the Affordable Care Act requirements by arguing it is unfair to delay rules for businesses and not for individuals.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) declared that “If unilateral delays were an Olympic sport, the White House would sweep the gold, silver, and bronze. The White House is in full panic mode, and rather than putting politics ahead of the public, it is time for fairness for all.”
Source: Washington Post.