The Legality of Delaying Key Elements of the ACA.
N Engl J Med. 2014 Apr 2;
Authors: Bagley N
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the employer mandate - the requirement that most employers offer health insurance to their workers or pay a tax penalty - was scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2014. Last summer, however, the Obama administration announced that it was delaying the mandate for a year. The administration has now extended the delay for mid-size firms until 2016. The latest delay has spurred another round of accusations from critics of health care reform that the Obama administration has acted unlawfully in implementing the ACA. Similar accusations followed the announcement of a 1-year delay . . .
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