The U.S. delayed a feature of the Affordable Care Act that was intended to help small businesses because of concerns raised by insurers, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said April 12.

Employees at small businesses were supposed to have a choice of health plans in a network of online insurance marketplaces, called exchanges, starting Oct. 1. Instead, their bosses will have to choose a single plan to cover their entire workforce, the administration said last month.

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