Battle Lines Drawn Over Delay Of ACA 'Employee Choice' Rule

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration's plan to delay a key health reform provision letting small businesses offer employees coverage from multiple insurance companies has touched off a behind-the-scenes battle between small-business advocates who say the move undermines competition and insurers who want more time to overcome administrative hurdles.

By pushing back introduction of the so-called "employee choice" feature until 2015, the federal government is leaving much of the status quo in place, advocacy group Small Business Majority wrote in response to the proposed rule released last month. The...
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