The administration has failed to meet 44 statutory deadlines required under Obamacare, according to a new report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
The report, released on Monday, documents every provision with a specific deadline within the health care law and the administration's actions taken as of April 15, 2014. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has missed more than half of the 83 deadlines mandated since March 2011.
The missed deadlines range from several days to years. The administration was only four days late in issuing a final regulation for HIPAA electronic transactions, while it was two years and seven months past the deadline for a report on domestic violence victims on Indian reservations.
The secretary was one year and one month late in developing a plan to increase HHS's Indian Health Service (IHS) by 500 positions. Due by June 21, 2010, HHS did not begin implementing a plan for a "skilled and culturally competent behavioral health workforce" for the agency until August 2011.
Several reports that were late related to Native American health. A report by Attorney General Eric Holder on "prescription drug abuse in Indian communities," was submitted one month past its Sep. 23, 2011 deadline.