With no warning, the Obama administration announced in early July that large American employers would not be ordered to provide health insurance for their workers on Jan. 1, 2014, after all.
The one-year postponement of the “large employer mandate” of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — widely known as “Obamacare” — came as a surprise.
But most Wisconsin observers were not shocked. The announcement, they reflected, was just another sign that Obamacare remains an extraordinary challenge. In the end, they wonder aloud whether the federal government can make it work at all.