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US delays key healthcare reform

WELCOME CHANGE:Businesses applauded the one-year delay in having to provide employees with health insurance, while officials said it gave businesses a ‘practice year’

Reuters, WASHINGTON

“This is a clear acknowledgment that the law is unworkable, and it underscores the need to repeal the law and replace it with effective, patient-centered reforms,” Boehner said in a statement.

However, Adam Jentleson, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said the change would help make Obamacare as beneficial as possible by allowing the administration to work with business stakeholders.

“It is better to do this right than fast,” he said.

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