Chan Lai Ly has his feet examined as part of a regular check-up related to his diabetes, by Honghue Duong, a physician's assistant, at International Community Health Services in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Small-business advocates are pushing back against Obama Administration plans to delay by one year offering health insurance plans through government-run marketplaces.

Initially, the idea was to get the so-called exchanges, a big part of the nation’s health care reforms, to begin providing a choice of health plans through the Small Business Health Options Program by this October. Now, plans call for the exchanges to start doing so in October 2014 for 2015 plans. In the interim, the exchanges would offer just one option for small-business owners and their workers.

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