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SHOP delayed one year

President Barack Obama pauses for a moment while speaking at the DreamWorks Animation studio on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Glendale, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
President Barack Obama pauses for a moment while speaking at the DreamWorks Animation studio on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Glendale, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law. An online health insurance marketplace for small businesses is being put off until November 2014 to make sure the HealthCare.gov website gets fixed first.

In a conference call with reporters, administration officials said employers who want to buy marketplace plans for their workers in states with federally run exchanges now will need to go through an agent, broker or insurance company to buy coverage this year, instead of using a government website. The administration says the plan will still allow small businesses to buy coverage but avoid slowing technical repairs to the hobbled federal online site.

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