WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans plan to seek answers from Obama administration officials this week about the troubled start of the HealthCare.gov federal exchange plan enrollment website.
The House Way and Means Committee will bring Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in for a hearing on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) implementation at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee says Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testimony at a hearing with the title “PPACA Implementation Failures: Answers from HHS” at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
GOP lawmakers said Sunday that the Obama administration will face pressure this week to be more forthcoming about how many people have actually succeeded in enrolling for coverage in the new insurance markets.
The HealthCare.gov enrollment system opened to the public Oct. 1.