NEWS: Media Outlets Report on Subcommittee Pressing Administration Witness for Answers on Employer Mandate Delay

July 19, 2013

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), held a hearing yesterday in an effort to get answers from the Treasury Department regarding the administration's recent rewrite of major portions of the health care law. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy Mark Iwry, who was involved in the administration’s decision, provided testimony. Committee leaders launched an investigation immediately following the initial July 2 announcement regarding delays to the employer mandate, and they expanded the investigation following the administration’s decision to abandon a verification process for exchanges.

July 18, 2013

Special Report Features Subcommittee Hearing with Treasury Department, Committee Rate Shock Report

GOP Questions Legality of Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate Delay
Congressmen blast administration’s selective enforcement, ask about delay’s origin within administration
July 18, 2013

House Republicans questioned the legality of the Obama administration’s decision to delay Obamacare’s employer mandate while blasting the administration’s decision not to grant similar relief to individuals and families at a hearing on Thursday afternoon.

The administration defended its decision to delay the employer mandate, arguing to the oversight subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee that it was both heeding the request of employers and acting legally.

It shows that you have great sympathy for big business and that you’re trying to cater to big business but not to hard working taxpayers and small business people,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.), the vice-chairman of the full committee. She described the law as seeking to “destroy the healthcare marketplace and destroy the doctor-patient relationship.” …

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