I do feel angry when the government or companies announce important things either on Fridays or before a major holiday. Where's the honesty in that?
Here's the latest example of such shenanigans. The SHOP exchanges, one of the potentially better parts of Obamacare, will now be delayed for an entire year. And when is this announced? When most people are either traveling, shopping, or just daydreaming about eating turkey.
SHOP, in case you aren't aware, stands for Small Business Health Options Exchange. The idea is to give employees of small business employers and employees a more efficient way to provide and shop for health care coverage. This is the second setback for SHOP already.
I suspect that all available government resources are devoted to the consumer-facing health exchanges, as they are getting most of the bad publicity. SHOP and the back-office programming for risk mitigation and insurer payments are no doubt on the back burner. Too bad, as small business insurance was one of the problem areas of the old system.