→ Robert Moffit on Delaying the Employer Health Mandate

First, facing the January 1, 2014, deadline, they see disaster in imposing the employer mandate in an election year. The White House is not politically stupid. While government actuaries predicted a modest dumping of workers out of job-based coverage, independent analysts predicted major disruptions in employer-based coverage. That, by the way, may happen anyway. If the taxpayers must subsidize health costs for millions in the exchanges in 2014, what’s to stop employers from offloading their workers and their costs?

I hope that Democrats do not get a “free pass” on Obamacare during the 2014 election because of this move. I have a feeling that the law is so horrible, however, that people are going to feel the effects regardless.