President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that implementation of a key provision within the Affordable Care Act would be delayed for a year. The delayed item, the requirement for employers with at least 50 workers to offer health coverage to their employees, will be reconsidered in 2014.
U.S. Senator John Barrasso said in a media release that the delay is a clear admission by the Obama administration that the health care law is not just unaffordable for many businesses with 50 or more workers - it's also unworkable and unpopular.
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis also issued a statement saying the law is an "unworkable job killer" and that the rest of the law is just as flawed as the employer mandate.
But Representative Lummis went further, saying "this picking and choosing of what parts of the law to enforce or not and whose healthcare freedom to protect or not, is a spectacle of Executive power run amok and makes a mockery of the democratic process.”