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Published: Tuesday, July 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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California Steve
Hanford, CA

The first paragraph should have read: In a major concession to the 2014 MID-TERM ELECTION, the Obama administration Tuesday unexpectedly announced a one-year delay....

David P.
Livermore, CA

The first paragraph says the delay will be until 2105??

That's a lot more than a year?? Is that an AP typo or a DN typo??

I'm sure the Conservatives would really like to have a delay until 2105.

Othello, WA

Exactly right Steve! The anointed one finally admits what a jobs killer his policies really are, is what this article is all about. Hopefully its not a case of to little to late!

Ogden, UT

So did a certain current president and former speaker finally read the bill?

Ogden, UT

You can't fix stupid not even with duct tape.

Centerville, UT

This delay is not about giving businesses more time to understand or implement the complexities of Obamacare. Since when has Obama cared at all about business, unless that business is donating to his campaign?

Clearly this delay is meant to help Senate & House Democrats who voted for Obamacare and are now taking it on the chin in their reelection efforts.


Zac, that's right, remember we had to pass it to find out what was in it!


It's for next years election. Millions of people cut to 29 hours would of sunk the Democrats.

Saint George, UT

Like No Child Left Behind, an absolute failure, Obama Care is suffering the same fate. No Democratic or Republican senator wants to even mention the absolute failure of NCLB. Democrats are running scared and this was done only for Political purposes, not out of patience or anything else offered up by Obama. So much for 'doing what's right'. End Welfare, End Dept. of Education, End unconstitutional government! I am not a Tea party member. I'm an American that believes in Liberty! End the delusion that government can fix any problem, and take care of everything! Obamacare must be repealed and States' rights given its constitutional place! It's really that simple.

Kaysville, UT

Once again the current office pulls a brilliant move in politics. this will probably prevent voters from voting against democrats in the coming elections, and give them that much longer to spin us a web of lies on how great Obamacare will be before it tanks the country.

Hayden, ID

Still trying to be unaccountable Mr. President? Like Benghazi, fast and furious, AP debacles, IRS scandals, the sequester lies, NSA and now this? Show every Democrat who forced this train wreck upon us the door in 2014!

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Clinton and Obama had these grand visions for health care. Grand visions fall flat. They have way too much confidence (arrogance?) in their ability to juggle complicated things.

Perhaps the way to do it is to start out small. Maybe give everyone free immunizations. See how that works. Then increase it if everyone is happy with how it is being run.

Salt Lake City, UT

Desperate people do desperate things. Now the administration is learning the unintended consequences of poorly crafted legislation, not the least of which is its effect on elections. If the ACA act is good in 2015, it is good in 2013. Putting implementation off for one year is being done solely for the purposes of electioneering. Politics triumphs over principle. So much for the sanctimonious but shallow high mindedness of health care reformers.

clearfield, UT


OK here is a GOP'er giving you some ideas that might work. I hope you will stipulate that Obamas policies have not worked. First, tax cuts for businesses help create jobs. Defense spending employs a lot of people, and these are the people who have taken the time to get educations and qualified themselves to do something. Not the lazy sit on their behind and collect food stamp low information voter that elected Obama. No Republican is advocating eliminating SS or Medicare. Red herring point by you. How much more divided can a country get when not one Republican voted for Obamacare, and still Pelosi and Reid rammed it through, against public opinion. I'm afraid the division in this country comes from your side, not ours.

Allen, TX

Seems like the only motivation driving this administration is that of preserving Democrat politicians' careers. How many election-changing revelations or implementations have now been put off until after an election, in order to bolster Democrat political position?

IRS, AP, Fast and Furious, and AHCA, all delayed in one way or another to aid in Democrat (re)election bids.

When did the USA become Chicago? Oh yeah, when BO got elected the first time.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT


how is BO's trickle-up poverty working for you?

rather than give it a chance and see how it works...

OK, let's prescribe arsenic, lead, and cyanide for our patient and see how it works. That is what BO and the dems have done.

GOPers never put forth any ideas?

Too Much MSNBC for you! your lack of valid information is showing.

Othello, WA

RE: Happy2bhere

I'm proud of you for making the effort, but you are wasting your breath. This guy, and his mind-numbed leftist buddies will be asking the same question next week and the week after....! Just like they have through 4 years of this whole process, as though they have never heard or been taught any of these principles before!

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Not to worry...

Not all is lost...

Frank Luntz, Republican Goebbels Award Winner, will come up with a new messaging strategy to whip up the Republican base for 2014...


Corporations and/or private companies who have used the ACA as an excuse to cut benefits for employees as well as pare down the number of employees and/or employee work hours, will now use what excuse to defend their behavior?

Deep Space 9, Ut

To "There You Go Again" since you are an Obama supporter, can you explain why Obama had to delay implementation if it is to be so beneficial and wonderful? Remember, it was sold to us with the promise that there really wouldn't be any changes, and that was several years ago. The excuse that he is using is a lie simply because businesses have had years to plan for this and implement it. What do you think the real reason is for Obama allowing this portion to be implemented?

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Trouble is....you GOP'ers NEVER suggest what you would do if you were in power."

That's what you believe because you listen to the liberal media. The truth is that the GOP has given their answers, but it's much more favorable for the Democrats if the media and Obama pretended the GOP didn't have a plan than it would be to actually report the GOP's plan.

I know, it must be hard to hear that the Democrats would lie to you, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. There's a lot more coming that you don't about.

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