Gibbs: Employer Mandate 'Will Be One of the First Things to Go'
8:27 AM, Apr 3, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Former White House press secretary Robert GIbbs said Obamacare's employer mandate will likely be scrapped. Speaking to a benefits industry convention in Colorado Springs, Gibbs, who served in the Obama White House from 2009 to 2011, said the mandate that large employers provide a certain level of health-insurance coverage to their employees
“I don’t think the employer mandate will go into effect. It’s a small part of the law. I think it will be one of the first things to go,” Gibbs said, according to a report from benefitspro.com.
Gibbs's prediction comes just days after the extended deadline to sign up for health care insurance plans under Obamacare regulations. In February, the Obama adminsitration delayed the employer mandate's implementation a second time, this time to 2016.
Here's more on Gibbs's speech:
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