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February 20, 2015

ObamaCare Implementation for Small Businesses Delayed

The nasty bits of ObamaCare – the IRS fines – are coming. But it’s not this tax season because the Left continues to slap Band-Aid after Band-Aid to their law. First, the Obama administration is creating another enrollment period for ObamaCare in hopes millions of people would avoid IRS fines for not having insurance. Now, the IRS and Treasury Department announced they will not fine businesses for running Health Reimbursement Arrangements for their employees until July. Vice President of public policy at the National Federation of Independent Business Amanda Austin said of the IRS’s decision, “This temporary delay serves as an important immediate step to protect small businesses from costly penalties when trying to assist employees with the purchase of health insurance. However, another delay to Obamacare does not fix the underlying problems – which the administration is conceding with these actions.” Democrats will have to face the facts eventually: Their “Affordable” Care Act has created a government-run system that has made products like HRA’s illegal. If they want to actually have a massive, government system, they are going to have to come to terms that they’ve created a system that’s manipulative, intrusive and has caused millions of Americans grief. More…

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