Obamacare implementation delay no boon for hiring

By Lisa Baertlein

Article ReprintFile photo of an Obamacare pamphlet at a Tea Party rally in Littleton

The Obama administration’s decision to delay a key provision of the healthcare law, by giving employers an extra year to offer insurance coverage, is not expected to significantly impact 2014 hiring since many big businees were prepared for the change.

Smaller businesses, which have been among the most vocal critics of the law, say they are still coming to terms with the system’s cost and complexity and need the extra time simply to make Obamacare work.

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