Releases


November 7, 2013
ACA Testing Bulletin: HealthCare.gov Could Only Handle 1,100 Users Day Before Launch

New testing documents released by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., state that the day before the website launch it was only “able to reach 1100 users before response time gets too high.”

November 5, 2013
Oversight Committee Releases October HealthCare.gov Administration “War Room” Notes

WASHINGTON – As part of an effort to provide Americans with facts about HealthCare.gov that the Administration has declined to provide, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today released 175 pages of October meeting notes from inside the HealthCare.gov “War Room” meetings at the Center for…

November 4, 2013
HealthCare.gov Meeting Notes: Administration Fretting Over Americans Finding “Fewer Options,” “High-cost Plans” on Exchanges

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released new HealthCare.gov meeting notes stating Administration concerns about what Americans will find once technical website problems are addressed.  The meeting notes show officials fretting over future media inquiries about Americans discovering, “there will be fewer options…

HealthCare.gov Meeting Notes: “Paper applications allow people to feel like they are moving forward”

Notes state, “At the end of the day, we are all stuck in the same queue” WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today released new HealthCare.gov meeting notes taken on 10/11/13 that state, “[t]he paper applications allow people to feel like they are moving…

October 31, 2013
10/2 HealthCare.gov Meeting Notes: “6 enrollments have occurred so far”

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today released new HealthCare.gov meeting notes stating that as of 10/2/2013, there were “248 enrollments.” According to meeting notes from the day before, “6 enrollments have occurred so far with 5 different issuers.” The numbers come from notes…

Issa Subpoenas HHS Secretary Sebelius for HealthCare.gov Documents

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced he has subpoenaed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for documents related to the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov, which so far the department has refused to provide. “The Administration’s failure to provide answers about what…

Issa and Royce Press State, DOD, and CIA for Answers on Report of ‘Orders to wait’ in Response to Benghazi Attack

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) today pressed the Department of State, Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency to address a new report that a response team ignored “orders to wait” in responding to calls…

October 30, 2013
Former VA Official Asserts His Fifth Amendment Privilege on Lavish Conference Spending

WASHINGTON – At a hearing today on lavish conference spending at the Department of Veterans Affairs, John Sepulveda, former Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration at the Department, asserted his fifth amendment privilege and refused to testify about two conferences held by the Department of Veterans Affairs in July…

Report: Veterans Affairs Spending Binge Fueled by Unethical Behavior and Irresponsible Leadership

WASHINGTON – In conjunction with a full committee hearing, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released a staff report entitled “U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 2011 Human Resources Conferences: A Culture of Reckless Spending.” The report is a product of the Committee’s year-long investigation of two conferences held…

ObamaCare Contractor Warned HHS in September of HealthCare.gov Problems

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released new documents that show CGI Federal, Inc., one of the major contractors who built HealthCare.gov, warned the Obama Administration of problems with the website just weeks before the October 1st launch date.