"Despite a temporary reprieve from some of the new rules under the health care law, business owners are growing increasing anxious about its looming implementation at the end of the year, according to a pair of recent surveys. "
"You've already heard that the White House let employers off the hook for a year on their Obamacare duties. They won't have to offer coverage or pay a penalty in 2014. But if you don't have insurance you will still have to get it by next year or pay a fine, in most cases, under the law. Republicans are pushing the White House to stall enforcement of the individual insurance mandate, just as the White House did for business. Don't force people to buy it. Don't fine scofflaws."
"This week’s stunning delay in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate was hardly the first time that ObamaCare's implementation effort has stumbled, as the president's signature domestic policy initiative has suffered several self-inflicted wounds on the path toward full implementation."
"Government officials have missed several deadlines in setting up new health-insurance exchanges for small businesses and consumers—a key part of the federal health overhaul—and there is a risk they won't be ready to open on time in October, Congress's watchdog arm said. The Government Accountability Office said federal and state health officials still have major work to complete, offering its most cautious comments to date about the Obama administration's ability to bring the centerpiece of its signature law to fruition."