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Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed A Year08:08

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In a surprising move yesterday, the Obama administration announced a major delay in a critical part of the Affordable Care Act.

Now, large employers will have an extra year before they'll be required to provide coverage for their workers or pay a penalty.

NPR's health policy correspondent Julie Rovner joins us to explain the political implications, and what it means for people who are uninsured.


  • Julie Rovner, health policy correspondent for NPR, specializing in the politics of health care. She tweets @jrovner.

This segment aired on July 3, 2013.

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