A bill has already been introduced that would suspend the employer mandate as well as cancel any penalties from 2015 through 2018. (Photo: Shuttesrtock)

Now that they’ve eliminated the mandate for individuals to buy health insurance coverage, Republicans have set their sights on a new target: the mandate for employers.

The New York Times reports that employers are cheering on the GOP effort to eliminate the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Reporting rules, as well as the law’s numerous other requirements, have set it firmly in the crosshairs of employers anxious to get out from under what they see as an onerous obligation.

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