Press Releases

Nov 11, 2013

Top Operational Official for Obamacare Exchange Calls Withheld Information about Security Flaws “Disturbing”

Henry Chao, the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), testified during a November 1 transcribed interview with Committee investigators that he was surprised he was never made aware of a September 3, 2013, memo outlining serious security vulnerabilities present in the Federal Facilitated Marketplaces (the “exchange”).

IRS
Nov 8, 2013

Issa Subpoenas Treasury For Tea Party Targeting Docs

"Secretary Lew is responsible for providing all pertinent documents Treasury has in its possession, both within and outside the IRS," said Chairman Issa regarding the subpoena. "The Committee is aware of responsive documents in Treasury's possession that have not been produced to the Committee."

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Nov 8, 2013

Issa Subpoenas EPA for Docs Held Up by White House Review

“Six months have passed since Senator Vitter and I wrote your Agency seeking documents related to our ongoing investigations of EPA activities,” Issa explained in a letter sent to Administrator McCarthy in conjunction with the subpoena. “Given the EPA’s continued lack of cooperation, I am left with no choice but to issue a subpoena to compel the production of documents relevant to the Committee’s oversight obligations.”

Nov 7, 2013

Issa Announces Hearing on Healthcare.gov for Next Week

“When HealthCare.gov launched on October 1, testing was incomplete, the system had not yet been fully tested for security concerns, and new problems

Nov 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.”

Nov 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 Consumer Information and Insurance (CCIIO), part of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) tasked with ...

Nov 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 than ...

Releases
Nov 4, 2013

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 forward in the process and provides another option; at the ...

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Oct 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 taken during “War Room” meetings at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance (CCIIO), part of the Center for ...

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Oct 31, 2013

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 led to the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov and what is being done to fix it is completely unacceptable,” Chairman Issa said. ...