Former WH Spokesman Predicts Obamacare’s ‘Employer Mandate’ to be Scrapped

Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says that the employer mandate will likely be cut from Obamacare, but his successor disagrees.

“I don’t think the employer mandate will go into effect,” Gibbs told an audience at the 2014 Benefits Selling Expo, according to BenefitsPro. “It’s a small part of the law. I think it will be one of the first things to go.”

In the first iteration of Obamacare, all firms with more than 50 full-time equivalent workers — defined as those working an average of 30 hours a week or more — were required to comply with the mandate.

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