White House Pushes Obamacare Enrollment Deadline For Small Businesses

The deadline for small companies to provide health insurance to their employees has been delayed.
3:00 | 11/27/13

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In washington today a new delay for obama care. The white house announced it's pushing back online enrollment for small businesses for the second time on top of a one year delay for large employers to offer health insurance. Today's deadline ahead of the deadline to have that website glitch fixed. Reporter: A substantial new setback for the nation's battered healthcare law. This time for small businesses. The white house has touted the program. This is good news for small businesses that want to provide insurance to their employees. Reporter: But acknowledged today that it'll be another year before businesses can enroll online. It comes just three days before president obama's self-imposed deadline to repair the health care wit, the administration triaging things it can fix and things it cannot, officials actively lowering expectations. To be clear november 30th does not represent a re-launch of healthcare.Gov it is not a magical date. Reporter: There are real jitters about new crashes this weekend, especially if demands hits 200,00 like it did on the first day of the roll-out. But tonight, the new setbacks are raising republican suspicions. House senate majority leader eric cantor said, "once again, he has tried to bury bad news around a holiday hoping nobody will notice. Jeff, the white house lowering expectations for this weekend on the website. But if it doesn't work well, the pressure to delay that individual mandate, the requirement to buy health care is going to rise. Reporter: You're right, the pressure is going to rise, particularly the political pressure. It gives republicans more ammunition to criticize the law. One official I talked to tonight said the president has given a directive that that requirement to buy insurance by march 31st will not be touched or delayed but, george, there is only four months left so we'll see. Jeff, thanks. America's new ambassador to

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