"I can't really be more specific," said J. Mark Iwry, deputy assistant Treasury secretary for retirement and health policy, told a House health subcommittee looking into the decision to delay the mandate. "The decision was made in a very deliberate way, so it was obviously something that took into account an evolving body of evidence."
A senior Treasury adviser, J. Mark Iwry, told lawmakers the Obama administration's decision to delay the employer mandate was made "sometime in June" but had been considered for a while in coordination with the White House.