Health-care reprieve set for employers

Businesses that don’t cover workers won’t face ’14 fine

Posted: July 3, 2013 at 12:11 a.m.

Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama observe a moment of silence Tuesday during a wreath-laying ceremony for the victims of the 1998 embassy bombing in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Obama left Africa for home soon after as administration officials announced a delay in parts of Obama’s health-care initiative.

Businesses that do not provide health insurance coverage to their workers won’t face a penalty next year as called for under the 2010 federal health-care overhaul law, a U.S. Treasury Department official announced Tuesday.

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