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

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

Not that they all satisfied that obligation anyway; the reportsays that since October, the IRS has notified thousands ofbusinesses that they’re subject to financial penalties for failingto satisfy the requirement to offer coverage in 2015, when theemployer mandate took effect.

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