Oversight Committee Announces Witnesses for North Carolina Field Hearing on Affordable Care Act

November 19, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today announced the witness list for the North Carolina field hearing “ObamaCare Implementation: Sticker Shock of Increased Premiums for Healthcare Coverage.”  This is the first in a series of field hearings on ObamaCare’s impact on Americans. These hearings will examine a variety of issues about Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation including the cost of increased premiums for healthcare coverage and reduced choice for Americans.

“When the President told Americans ‘if they liked their healthcare, they could keep it’, many believed him,” said Chairman Issa. “In this hearing, we will hear the stories of those North Carolinians who have experienced firsthand the increased premiums and dropped coverage as a result of the President’s landmark legislative achievement. Americans will also hear from small business owners who are facing uncertainty providing healthcare to their employees in the wake of ObamaCare.”

“The people of western North Carolina cannot afford ObamaCare,” said Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC). “Since October 1st, I have heard from numerous constituents that are facing insurance costs two and three times what they were previously, while seeing the quality of their coverage suffer.  I appreciate Chairman Issa’s leadership in calling this hearing and look forward to speaking directly with my constituents stuck with the unaffordable costs of this bad law.”

 

Witnesses:

 

Mr. Dan Waters

President of Dan Waters & Associates, an independent insurance agency in the town of Hickory, North Carolina

 

Mr. Joel Long

President of GSM Services, a commercial roofing and HVAC company located in Gastonia, North Carolina

 

Mr. Tav Gauss

CEO of Action Group Human Resources Solutions, a staffing firm with multiple offices across North Carolina

 

Ms. Sherry Overbey

Director of the Belmont Crisis Pregnancy Center

 

Hearing Details:

 

Friday, November 22, 2013

ObamaCare Implementation: Sticker Shock of Increased Premiums for Healthcare Coverage

10:00 a.m. EDT at Gaston County Courthouse

325 North Marietta Street, Gastonia, NC 28052

 

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