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A Question of Priorities By Adèle Keim, Legal Counsel

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By Adèle Keim, Legal Counsel

In a blog post yesterday afternoon, the Treasury Department announced that it will delay enforcing major aspects of the ACA “employer mandate” until 2015 in order to accommodate employers’ feedback about “the complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively.” As Becket’s General Counsel Kyle Duncan notes here, the Administration’s latest announcement says nothing about the HHS contraceptive/abortifacent mandate, which remains fully in force and still carries crippling fines. But the blog post does raise an interesting question: what are we to think about an administration that is prepared “to adapt and to be flexible” when businesses complain about administrative burdens, but will not give an inch when their religious liberty is at stake?