The PJ Tatler

Obama Just Delayed Another Part of His Must-Pass, Vital, Can't-Change-It Healthcare Law

I’m sure that the political problem of having millions of Americans lose their healthcare ahead of the 2014 mid-terms had nothing to do with this decision.

The Obama administration announced Monday it would give medium-sized employers an extra year, until 2016, before they must offer health insurance to their full-time workers.

Firms with at least 100 employees will have to start offering this coverage in 2015.

By offering an unexpected grace period to businesses with between 50 and 99 employees, administration officials are hoping to defuse another potential controversy involving the 2010 health-care law, which has become central to Republicans’ campaign to make political gains in this year’s midterm election.

“…hoping to defuse another potential controversy…” So politics did drive this decision. Knock me over with a feather.