Obamacare Employer Mandate Get Delayed

Obamacare Delayed

The Obama administration announced that it was delaying an Obamacare mandate that businesses with more than 50 employees provide health insurance.

The 2010 Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as Obamacare, requires that businesses with 50 or more employees provide health insurance that meets certain standards. But now the Obamacare empl0yer-mandate will be delayed until after the 2014 midterm elections because of the “complexity of the requirements” in the healthcare law.

Apparently many businesses complained that the reporting requirements were too complicated and they needed more time to prepare for the changes. Since counting employees and giving them insurance was too much to handle, the Obama administration decided it was easier to delay the law, thus giving the administration more time to simplify it, rather than explain it to employers.

So now employers now have until 2015 to extend healthcare benefits to their employees. The good news is that most employers already provide the coverage that the law requires. The bad news is that those who don’t probably treat their employees like crap and they need it the most.

The even worse news is that Republicans (and crazy Fox hosts) are now claiming this delay is the proof America needs to repeal Obamacare.

“The White House seems to slowly be admitting what Americans already know,” said Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, “Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced with common-sense reforms that actually lower costs for Americans.”

Fox News host and bow-tie enthusiast Tucker Carlson has just the common-sense reform needed! While guest hosting Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Carlson suggested that not only should the individual insurance mandate in Obamacare also be delayed, but that a black market system where Americans pay cash for healthcare services would be “far more efficient” than insurance.

Tucker with Bowtie

“For people who just want to be covered against catastrophic illness and don’t want to pay for other people’s hair transplants or sex changes, they’re out of luck… I keep hearing Democrats saying, the implementation of Obamacare at the end of the year is going to be a disaster — I can’t even use the profanities — a disaster,” Tucker said.

The National Review‘s John Fund agreed that Obamacare would be a disaster (a jobs disaster!) and that a black market heathcare system could potentially emerge.

“Which would be a far more efficient system, by the way,” Carlson declared.

Not sure what kind of moron would suggest a black market for healthcare, especially considering America already pays the highest cost per person, but it does seem apparent that his years of bow-tie wearing may have cut the oxygen supply to his brain.

Via: BBC News

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