The employer mandate discourages job creation and encourages employers to cut back employees' weekly hours. The lowering of verification standards for subsidies is a backdoor way to buy the business of young people who otherwise might not qualify. Delaying the copayment cap should keep health care premiums from shooting up in 2014.
These delays, however, don't fix the inevitable problems; instead, they string out the gloom of uncertainty that has cast a pall over the American economy. They just put off the day of reckoning until 2014, a midterm election year. So what do you think the president will do then?
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