(The Hill) The Obama administration confirmed Friday that it will delay part of a new program for small businesses under President Obama's healthcare law.
Some congressional Democrats, including Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) have criticized the delay, which will prevent small-business employees from choosing among multiple healthcare plans.
But the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said Friday it intends to follow through on the delay.
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The healthcare law establishes new insurance marketplaces, referred to as SHOP exchanges, where small businesses can compare and purchase insurance plans.