Another day, another massive delay for Obamacare:
The Obama administration announced another delay Monday in the requirement on businesses to provide health coverage, giving some employers a reprieve next year while phasing in the mandate for others.
The administration had already delayed the implementation of the so-called employer mandate by a year, presumably pushing the requirements off until 2015. In a bow to business, though, Treasury Department officials announced Monday that the administration would not enforce the rules across the board next year.
Instead, the administration will let employers with 50 to 99 employees off the hook in 2015. They’ll be required to report on how many workers are covered but will have until 2016 before facing a penalty for failing to cover employees.
The law doesn’t matter. It is whatever President Obama says it is. That’s how we’re doing this.
Here’s a quick flashback to the White House Twitter feed, mocking House Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 16, 2013
Remember when Democrats were telling us that Obamacare was so awesome that as it was implemented people would come to love it? That’s starting to sound a bit like Dick Cheney telling Tim Russert that US troops would be “cheered as liberators” in Iraq.