Decision to Delay Employer Mandate Has No Practical Impact on Small Firms

Huffington Post

The Obama administration made big news this week when it announced that it will delay until 2015 the requirement in the new health care law that employers with more than 50 employees provide their workers with health insurance. This requirement has generated huge amounts of interest since the law passed in 2010. One talking head after another has bemoaned it as a job-killing requirement that impacts the most vulnerable of job creators: small businesses.

If there’s one good thing about the announcement to delay this requirement, it’s that it may shine a light on just how little an impact this requirement has on small businesses.

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