ICYMI: Graves Expresses Disappointment In Latest SHOPs Delay

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Washington D.C., Nov 27, 2013 | comments
Click HERE to read House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves's press statement expressing disappointment at the latest Small Business Health Option Program (SHOPs) delay.
 

Associated Press:Health Law Business Insurance Site Delayed 1 Year 

By Carla Johnson

The Obama administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law, putting off until next November the launch of an online health insurance marketplace for small businesses. The series of delays was seized upon by Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., chairman of the House Small Business Committee. "In the midst of the angst and uncertainty that small businesses and Americans feel about Obamacare, today's news of yet another last-minute delay is just more proof that the law is unworkable and bad for small businesses," Graves said in a statement.

 

Wall Street Journal: Obama Administration Delays Online Health-Insurance Sign-Ups for Small Businesses

By Louise Radnofsky 

The Obama administration has shelved plans for small businesses to sign up for insurance policies using the troubled HealthCare.gov website and will instead encourage companies to sign up through an insurer, agent or broker, officials said Wednesday. The news was quickly criticized by House Small Business Committee chairman Sam Graves, a Missouri Republican. "If small firms failed to provide services this frequently, they would be fired," he said.

 

Washington Post: Obama administration delays small business exchange again; won’t be ready until late 2014

By J.D. Harrison,

The Obama administration is once again delaying the launch of an online small-business health care exchange, pushing the deadline back a full year to November 2014, according to an internal memo obtained by On Small Business. “In the midst of the angst and uncertainty that small businesses and Americans feel about Obamacare, today’s news of yet another last minute delay is just more proof that the law is unworkable and bad for small businesses,” Rep. Sam Graves, chairman of the House Small Business Committee.”

 

POLITICO: Small business Obamacare online enrollment delayed a year

By Jason Millman

The Obama administration today announced a one year delay of online enrollment for small businesses looking to purchase health coverage through federal Obamacare exchanges, another high-profile setback for HealthCare.gov. House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) said it’s been apparent for months that the small business enrollment website wasn’t ready to launch. “Based on the June GAO report on SHOPs readiness that I requested, we knew the administration was not prepared for the implementation, but this pattern of continued delay and disarray is especially disappointing,” Graves said in a statement.

 

National Public Radio: Small Businesses Get One-Year Delay In Health Insurance Process

By Bill Chappell

The Obama administration announced it is delaying until November 2014 a requirement that small businesses shop for health insurance via the troubled federal HealthCare.gov site, which has been blamed for many problems since its launch last month. The shift applies to businesses with fewer than 50 full-time workers. After the delay was announced, Republican Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri, chairman of the House Small Business Committee, had this to say: "If small firms failed to provide services this frequently, they would be fired."

 

Business Journals: HealthCare.gov to small business: You'll have to wait a year for online enrollment

By Kent Hoover

The Obama administration announced a one-year delay in small businesses' ability to enroll for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, the federal government's troubled online exchange. "Today's news of yet another last-minute delay is just more proof that the law is unworkable and bad for small businesses," said Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., who chairs the House Small Business Committee.

 

Fox Business: Online Enrollment in Small Business ObamaCare Exchange Gets Year-long Delay

By Gabrielle Karol

Small businesses looking to shop online for health insurance will now have to wait another year. Perhaps the strongest reaction came from House Committee on Small Business Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO). “In the midst of the angst and uncertainty that small businesses and Americans feel about Obamacare, today’s news of yet another last minute delay is just more proof that the law is unworkable and bad for small businesses,” said Chairman Graves.

 

Bloomberg BNA: Delay in ACA Small Business Enrollment Disappoints Industry

November 27, 2013

The Obama administration is again delaying the online enrollment for small businesses through the federally operated health insurance marketplace, a Department of Health and Human Services official confirmed Nov. 27. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), the chairman of the House Small Business Committee, said in a Nov. 27 statement, “In the midst of the angst and uncertainty that small businesses and Americans feel about Obamacare, today's news of yet another last minute delay is just more proof that the law is unworkable and bad for small businesses. If small firms failed to provide services this frequently, they would be fired.”

 

The Washington Times: Latest Obamacare delay: Obama administration puts off Web enrollment for small businesses

By Tom Howell Jr.

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a major delay to the new health care law, this time putting off by one year the online mechanism that lets small businesses shop for plans through the federal Obamacare marketplace. Rep. Sam Graves, Missouri Republican and chairman of the House Small Business Committee, said that “another last-minute delay is just more proof that the law is unworkable and bad for small businesses.”

 

 

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