A West Virginia Republican is leading an effort to question the regulatory process the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has used to implement the new health care law.
Patrick Morrisey, the state’s attorney general, argues in a letter addressed to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the HHS training and background check requirements for public exchange outreach workers are too loose and expose consumers to the threat of identity theft.
Morrisey also rejects the idea that the Obama administration has the authority to let states and carriers keep individual and small-group policies that fail to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act standards in force this year.
The attorneys general of Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia also signed the letter. All are Republicans.