Issa Announces Hearing on Healthcare.gov for Next Week

November 7, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today announced that the Committee will hold a hearing, “ObamaCare Implementation: The Rollout of HealthCare.gov,” on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.  The Committee will examine the operational challenges in the development of Healthcare.gov and the extent to which recognized Information Technology (IT) best practices were followed.

Chairman Issa issued the following statement on next week’s hearing:

“When HealthCare.gov launched on October 1, testing was incomplete, the system had not yet been fully tested for security concerns, and new problems kept appearing. This was President Obama’s signature legislative achievement. His administration had hundreds of millions of dollars and total control to complete the project.

“Most Americans tossed off their insurance plans haven’t yet had the opportunity to experience online sticker shock.  This hearing will ask top Administration technology officials what went wrong, what they’re doing to fix it, and whether recognized IT best practices were really followed.”

Hearing Details:
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
“ObamaCare Implementation: The Rollout of HealthCare.gov”
Full Committee, Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA)
9:30 a.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses:
Mr. Frank Baitman
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology
Department of Health and Human Services

Mr. Henry Chao
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Mr. Todd Park
U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House
Previously Chief Technology Officer
Department of Health and Human Services

Mr. Steve VanRoekel
U.S. Chief Information Officer
Administrator, Office of Electronic Government
Office of Management and Budget

Mr. David Powner
Director, Information Technology Management Issues
Government Accountability Office

The hearing will be streamed live at oversight.house.gov

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