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Letter: The Burdens of Obamacare

To the Editor:

In the debate over the pro’s and con’s of the Affordable Care Act, one of the arguments of the opposition was that it would impose financial and regulatory burdens on businesses. Now, according to a Washington Post story on the front page of the July 3 Valley News (“White House Delays Key Health Care Rule”), the White House has called a delay in the implementation of one of the bill’s key components “a common-sense step that would reduce financial and regulatory burdens on small business.” So we have either an open admission that the bill’s detractors were right (and that their criticism was based on common sense) or a laughable attempt by the Obama administration to display a sense of irony that we all know it doesn’t possess (No doubt the delay until after the mid-term elections is just a coincidence.)

Anthony Stimson

Lebanon

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White House Delays Key Health Care Rule

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The White House yesterday delayed for one year the new requirement under the Affordable Care Act that businesses provide health insurance to employees, a fresh setback for President Obama’s landmark health-care overhaul as it enters a critical phase. The provision, commonly known as the employer mandate, calls for businesses with 50 or more workers to provide affordable quality insurance to …