Obamacare

Latest ObamaCare Delay Part of Administration's Trend of Giving In

Squeaky wheels get exemptions

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The delay of Obamacare's employer coverage rules is giving the critics plenty of new ammunition — but that doesn't mean the sudden movement is out of character for the administration at all.

It's just the latest example of a pattern with the implementation of Obamacare: The Obama administration almost always listens to the squeaky wheel.

First more than 1,200 employers and health plans got waivers from early coverage rules. Next, many states that couldn't decide whether to build a health insurance exchange or let the feds do it for them were given repeated extensions. And then, when Republican governors were holding out on expanding Medicaid, they were finally told there's no deadline at all.