Issa: “President’s Proposal is Sure to Create Confusion and Prolong Uncertainty”

November 14, 2013

WASHINGTON – Today, in response to President Obama’s announcement that he will make administrative changes to Obamacare for the next year:

“By trying to ignore a problem with existing law instead of addressing it, the president’s proposal is sure to create confusion and prolong uncertainty for millions of Americans. Americans need a real, legislative solution, not an administrative ploy to create ambiguity by selectively enforcing its own regulations. Tomorrow, the House will vote on the Keep Your Health Plan Act, which will clearly change the law so the plans Americans have and like will not be banned.”

Yesterday, the Committee convened a hearing on the technology and security problems with HealthCare.gov and what is being done to fix them. At the hearing, White House official Todd Park could not confirm whether the website would be ready by the end of November, as promised. The panel of Administration technology experts, including Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel and  Henry Chao, one of the top CMS officials tasked with implementing Obamacare, could not state who was responsible for HealthCare.gov.

 

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