→ The Obamacare delay — maybe not so clever

David Freddoso, writing at the Conservative Intelligence Briefing:

And finally, Obamacare was never intended to move already-insured people into the health insurance exchanges. The purpose was to insure the uninsured. By dropping the employer mandate, the administration is making its this goal more difficult to reach. Until yesterday, employers faced a choice between providing insurance as of January or paying a fine. Now, businesses that don’t currently provide insurance to employees have no incentive to start doing so until 2015, and in fact they probably have a disincentive to offer it until at least then.

Hopefully this little stunt will not give enough cover to Democrats that they end up doing half-decent in the 2014 election. Also, let’s hope it gives something that all parts of the Republican party can unite behind.