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Insurance Mandate Delayed
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Jul 3, 2013 12:32 PM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Armies of accountants, labor consultants, livestock operations and specialty crop producers are breathing a sigh of relief this morning. Tuesday the Obama administration granted employers an extra 12 months -- until January 2015 -- to comply with mandatory health insurance coverage rules in the Affordable Care Act.

The delay does not affect individuals who still will be required to buy health insurance coverage starting Jan. 1. Low-income individuals will qualify for tax credits to purchase insurance through a marketplace.

"For most of our farmers, this law would not apply, however many of our orchards, vineyard and ...

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