Some bad, if not downright incompetent, timing for the White House this morning. Just minutes after the president had made a speech in which he slammed the opponents of Obamacare as naysayers and reiterated that there would be no more delays to the legislation, the White House announced . . . another delay to the legislation. Per Politico:
The Obama administration is delaying another piece of Obamacare – this time postponing online enrollment in some of the small-business exchanges scheduled to open Oct. 1, sources tell POLITICO.
Small businesses looking to enroll in coverage on so-called SHOP exchanges run by the federal government will be able to submit a paper application on Oct. 1 – they just won’t be able to enroll online.
The delay is expected to further stoke Republican-led concerns that the law is not ready and should be stopped before 2014.
The rest here.