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WV Business, Political Leaders Welcome ACA Employer Mandate Delay

July 4, 2013

The State Journal – President Barack Obama abruptly decided July 2 to delay a controversial provision of his Affordable Care Act, much to the delight of some of West Virginia’s business and political leaders. Read

The president announced he will delay the employer mandate until 2015. The provision was originally to take effect at the beginning of 2014. The delay will give businesses more time to comply with the complicated provision, which redefines full-time employees and implements expensive fines for employers who don’t offer health insurance coverage.