Obama Delays Health Care Site for Small Businesses
It's the third time promised portal has been pushed back
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 27, 2013 1:54 PM CST
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(Newser) – The long-promised small-business portal at HealthCare.gov will be launching in November—November 2014, that is. The Obama administration had promised that the site, which was originally slated to open back in October, would launch by the end of this month, but Health and Human Services officials today confirmed for the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal that it wouldn't be ready for a full year.

Small businesses will still be able to get coverage and apply for tax credits, and they'll be able to at least see rates on the site starting on Dec. 1. But to actually buy what they see, they'll have to buy it off-line the old fashioned way. It's the latest embarrassing digital setback for the health care rollout, and Republicans were quick to pounce. "If small firms failed to provide services this frequently, they would be fired," says one House Republican.

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farleyj1
Dec 2, 2013 12:22 PM CST
delay it across the board or dont delay it at all its not fair for the individual to be forced into buying something when someone else does not have to. To quoat a phrase "CHICKEN CRAP."
sqhunter
Nov 28, 2013 6:47 PM CST
MR OBAMA you would have better luck putting a man on Mars as president than your Healthcare Plan-and famous for something!!!!!!!!!!!
Lou Bernardo
Nov 28, 2013 12:48 PM CST
How about pushing back Obama to his hut in Kenya?