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Health Overhaul Delay stirs broader worries about Obama health law

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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press
July 4, 2013



WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden delay of a major part of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul is raising questions about other potential problems lurking in the homestretch.

The requirement that many employers provide coverage is just one part of a complex law. But its one-year postponement has taken administration allies and adversaries alike by surprise.

White House officials said Wednesday that the delay was firm and won't be extended after a year — and that the overhaul will still be fully implemented by the time Obama leaves office. But the officials, who were not authorized to discuss internal deliberations on the record and spoke only on condition of anonymity, wouldn't rule out delays or tweaks to other provisions.

The White House action means that some companies that would have offered health insurance next year to avoid fines will not do so now. They're mainly firms with many low-wage workers, such as restaurants, hotels and temporary staffing companies. The workers, however, will still be able to get coverage. Many may qualify for subsidized insurance through new marketplaces to debut Oct. 1, less than three months away.

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Of course the delay will help Democrats in their mid-term elections, or will it.
 

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How could the worry be any broader? The significant majority of Americans want to do away with the law and didn't want it in the first place.
 

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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press
July 4, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden delay of a major part of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul is raising questions about other potential problems lurking in the homestretch.

... but only among those who have no understanding of how the real world works.

Some stuff is complicated. It takes time and effort to do correctly. We all should avoid anyone who thinks a delay in implementation means the system will fail.
 

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How could the worry be any broader? The significant majority of Americans want to do away with the law and didn't want it in the first place.

Not exactly.

A majority of Americans don't like the law but a significant portion of them don't like it because it doesn't go far enough toward ensuring universal access to health care. Thinking they would support repealing it is foolish. PPACA isn't what they wanted but it's a lot better than what we had.
 

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... but only among those who have no understanding of how the real world works.

Some stuff is complicated. It takes time and effort to do correctly. We all should avoid anyone who thinks a delay in implementation means the system will fail.

On that I must agree. You have to admit that this administration has been an absolute failure. Obama's gem 'Obamacare' is not being implemented on January 1, 2014. Is it because the gov't is ill prepared to implement ObamaCare, or the Democrats realize that they will lose the 2013 mid-term elections? Which is it? You also forget that old ditty, "Hello, we're from the government and we're here to help." When you hear that watch out. BTW remember all that help the Obama was giving students for their loans? Well, interest rates have just doubled.
Hmm.....
 
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