Health Care Mandate Delay Brings Relief

EUGENE, Ore. — Some local business owners are expressing their relief, now that one of the key provisions in President Obama’s health care law has been delayed for a year.

Executives of Papa’s Pizza in Eugene say they’ve adjusted the way they do business to prepare for the health care mandate under the Affordable Care Act.

The president of PPF Holdings, Inc. says he’s thrilled about the delay. Ken Clough says he believes as a restaurant, Papa’s Pizza doesn’t have the money to be in the healthcare business.

“It’s nothing but positive because the mandate required us to take what’s essentially a part-time employer and provide insurance for a lot of them,” Clough said.

Clough says they currently provide insurance for full-time employees. He says he thinks the new mandate would increase their costs, but reduce coverage.

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