Friday, July 19, 2013

Treasury Dep't Sends a No-Answer Man to Explain Employer Mandate Delay

July 19, 2013 By Susan Jones

Two simple questions: When did the Obama administration know that the employer mandate's reporting requirements would be delayed for one year, until 2015? And who made the decision to delay enforcement of that key part of Obamacare?
A Treasury Department policy man gave vague answers to those questions on Thursday, frustrating the man who asked them, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), a member of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
"The reason this is important," Burgess told J. Mark Iwry, "is we had (Health and Human Services) Secretary (Kathleen) Sebelius, we had Mr. (Gary) Cohen from the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight here at this committee at the very end of April. From them -- 'no delay, we will be ready, it will be on time.'- See more at:

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