Businesses Receive More Time to Comply With Health Care Law

Obamacare became law three-and-a-half years ago, but shockingly the website for President Obama's signature piece of legislation was a horrible failure when it rolled out in October. Sure, the website is now functioning pretty well after a two-month makeover, but if I were President and there was a program known as "Obeidallah-care" or "Dean-aid," I can assure you that the website for that program would've been amazing from Day 1.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's giving mid-size businesses more time to comply with his health care law because the goal is not to punish anyone.

Obama says the companies are trying to get right with the law and provide insurance for their employees. But they need more time to meet their responsibility.

The Obama administration on Monday delayed a requirement that medium-to-larger firms provide health care for their workers or face fines. The administration said companies with 50 to 99 employees will have an additional year to comply with the coverage requirement, until January 1, 2016.

Republicans trying to win control of the Senate in the November elections are making the health care law their top issue, criticizing it as a job-costing burden on businesses and individuals.

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