By Justin Sink
Jarrett has served as the White House's point person on multiple major issues in recent months — including the decision Tuesday to push back implementation of the employer mandate in the president's signature healthcare initiative.
In a blog post to the White House's website, Jarrett defended the move, saying the delay would give employers more time to work out reporting issues.
“This allows employers the time to test the new reporting systems and make any necessary adaptations to their health benefits while staying the course toward making health coverage more affordable and accessible for their workers,” Jarrett wrote.
Jarrett also said that the delay would help in “cutting red tape and simplifying the reporting process.”