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White House Delays Employer Mandate
Wed Jul 3, 2013 07:15 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care law, hailed as his most significant legislative achievement, seems to be losing much of its sweep.

On Tuesday, the administration unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until after the 2014 elections, in a central requirement of the law that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines.

Separately, opposition in the states from Republican governors and legislators has steadily undermined a Medicaid expansion that had been expected to provide coverage to some 15 million low-income people.

Tuesday's move -- which caught administration allies and adversaries by surprise -- sacrificed ...

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