What a convenient time to announce it. Just as holiday traffic is in full swing and no one is paying attention.
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In another delay for the health care law and another sign of problems with its central website, the Obama administration announced a day before the Thanksgiving holiday that it would push off online enrollment for small businesses by another year.
The Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that it will delay the launch of the online SHOP Marketplace — which is meant for small businesses — until November 2014. Officials did not give a hard deadline, though the start could easily slip past the 2014 midterms, sparing the administration any headaches right before the election.
Critics, though, said the move would create more “onerous” paperwork for job creators during the next year.
“Business owners across this country are already having health care plans for their employees canceled by this law, and now they’re told they won’t have access to the system the president promised them to find them different coverage,” House Speaker John Boehner said.