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I -- setback for Obama -- the administration telling small business owners they're gonna have to wait an extra year before they can shop for.
Health insurance in -- exchanges.
Until then they can offer only one plan to their workers if they use the exchanges rather than a range of options.
Stephen Hayes -- senior writer for the weekly standard and -- Fox News contributor.
Exchanges will help small businesses.
That that was the sales job you remember Steve.
And now it's not gonna happen for at least another year and you know a lot of folks are saying it made -- longer than that.
Does this underscored that certain parts of obamacare if not all of that were ill conceived -- -- considered.
Yes most certainty although it has to be said there were a lot of people making these kind of warnings before the law was passed suggesting that.
The way that the law that was was set up the structure of the law that the proposals that the Obama administration.
Wouldn't make sense it would be difficult to implement and this is one example one example of a promised that the administration made that they used as you correctly point out.
To really sell Democrats on.
This plan as as something that will help small business sure and it hasn't come to pass and I think it's a big political problem for the administration but more importantly I think it's a big.
Problem of substance for the country.
And one of the other things that may happen is small business owners may decide you know what.
I just can't continue to operate this way I'm gonna give -- I'm gonna stop offering health care to my workers.
And then you know workers are forced to go -- get.
But the huge incentive already built into the law that.
Suggests that small building small business owners will do exactly that and this is not the only issue that's affecting small business owners I -- you're having.
Rule writing regulation writing -- taking place at HHS at treasury right now.
Trying to determine how other parts of this law are going to affect small business owners and you've had some back and forth with.
People from -- -- the retail industry people who run restaurants.
Try to make sure that their concerns or at least heard if not taken into account as that these regulations are written.
But you've got a whole series of these kinds of problems and challenges and difficulties.
That are presenting themselves -- behind the scenes now that I expect fully.
In the near future to surface in a public way we're gonna see more of these kinds of of -- well there's another problem with the obamacare a 79 US senators recently voted to repeal.
The Obama care 2.3 percent sales tax on medical devices house did pretty much the same thing although the president.
Vowing to veto the repeal.
Is this another.
Fatuous aspect of obamacare.
Well yeah and it's not the only thing that that is causing problems you had some Democrats who were.
Who opposed the medical -- tax at the time of implementation the final passage sure obamacare but you have other stage of the class act that's that's been repealed you have a reversal on.
The way that that Medicare Advantage is being treated in the law you have challenges in the court system.
By Oklahoma challenging weather the federal government can provide subsidies when the law says that the states are the ones that can provide some cities in the context.
And exchanges you've got another challenge on religious liberty grounds.
By hobby lobby you know you guys just -- is far from being done who are warning.
Workers and employers.
That their premiums are gonna go up because of this thing effect United Healthcare -- it could go up.
Now that's the exact opposite of what the president promised Friday said premiums are gonna go down.
Yeah right exactly but but look I mean ultimately this was a challenge to common sense what the president was proposing if you go back and you look at.
The address that he gave to congress that the final big sales pitch.
If fact what he was saying was we -- gonna cover more people.
It's going to cost less in the insurance -- the coverage will be better I think for many Americans it's one of the reasons that the law has still has the skepticism.
-- so many voters.
That just doesn't make sense he just can't do it that way now McKinsey and company did a study in a report.
It says 13 of employers make canceled -- coverage for workers will wait and see Steve Hayes thank you.
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