WASHINGTON — In another delay of U.S. President Barack Obama’s health care law, known as ObamaCare or the Affordable Care Act, small businesses do not have to enroll online in health care exchanges.
Reuters reported that the delay will be one month, extending it from October 1st to November 1st of this year.
This comes as the House Republicans are not backing down from their plan to defund ObamaCare or shut down the government, after which Obama said he will not negotiate over funding his health care program.
Pressure and outrage over the plan has forced Obama to employ former president Bill Clinton to sell the law to the American people. And, adding fuel to the fire, Congress negotiated with Obama over a waiver for ObamaCare for their staff.
The online program is not yet ready, it seemed, as an anonymous official told Reuters that small businesses can enroll through paper applications, in-person meeting or over the phone at federal call centers.