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    Obamacare Delayed for Small Biz

    A woman looks at the HealthCare.gov insurance exchange internet site October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it is commonly called, passed in March 2010, went into effect Tuesday at 8am EST. Heavy Internet traffic and system problems plagued the launch of the new health insurance exchanges Tuesday morning. Consumers attempting to log on were met with an error message early Tuesday due to an overload of Internet traffic. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)


    Beware national holidays. After announcing a delay in the employer requirement the day before Independence Day weekend, The White House will announce today (the day before Thanksgiving) a one-year delay for online enrollment of small businesses, through which they could insure their employees. “We plan to offer online enrollment capability by November 2014, for coverage that takes effect in January 2015,” says HHS. The Small Business Health Options Program was often held up as one of the most significant positive changes about the law, as getting quality, affordable insurance for small business employees was one of the major problems with the American healthcare system. The delay comes after administration officials are working to fix the federal website, and have not been able to focus their attention on the small-business exchange. 

    Read it at the New York Times