Medicare chief testifies before Congress about Obamacare rollout

October 29, 2013 0 Comments

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tavenner-testimony

Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare plus Medicaid Services (CMS), may testify Tuesday morning before the Home Ways plus Means Committee regarding the administration’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

A livestream of the hearing is accessible at C-SPAN whenever the hearing starts at 10:00am ET.

According to the committee’s initial announcement of the hearing, it is actually expected to focus found on the following:

This hearing can analyze the status of efforts by CMS, HHS as well as the Obama Administration to find the issues plaguing the release of the Exchanges as well as the particular plans to fix the shape imperfections.  The hearing may find answers to why the Exchanges are no longer working, whether the Exchanges is prepared to fulfill all their necessary functions plus what procedures are being taken to confirm which CMS plus HHS can truthfully check subsidy eligibility – before the distribution of premium taxes credits plus expense sharing subsidies.In announcing the hearing, Chairman Camp reported, “After spending over $600 million, the American folks wish answers to certain pretty standard concerns regarding the release of ObamaCare.  Why doesn’t the url function?  Why were the American individuals told everything will be prepared, whenever it was well-defined which was not the case?  How deep are the difficulties and just how lengthy can it take to receive those issues fixed?  And many importantly, when individuals can’t navigate these a dysfunctional plus overly complex program, is it fair for the IRS to impose taxes penalties?”

In a long hearing last week before the Home Energy plus Commerce committee, lawmakers heard from 4 of the many companies concerned inside either the development of or processes associated with healthcare.gov. Many of those companies pointed blame at CMS for a few of the key issues plus decisions which contributed to the plagued rollout of the site.

On Wednesday, Health plus Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to testify before the Home Energy plus Commerce Committee at 9:00am ET.

   





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