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Obamacare Will Survive This Delay

The White House’s decision to delay a component of Obamacare doesn’t threaten the success of the law. Nor should it distract critics or the administration of President Barack Obama from the real challenge: building insurance exchanges that work.

The administration said it would postpone enforcement of the Affordable Care Act requirement that companies with 50 or more full-time workers provide health insurance that meets minimum requirements of coverage and affordability. Companies that didn’t comply were to pay a fine of $2,000 to $3,000 a worker starting next year; that fine will now be delayed until 2015.