Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, of which Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is a member, held a hearing titled “PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn’t Know or Didn’t Disclose?” that examined the problems and issues surrounding the online rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also referred to as Obamacare. Latta questioned the four contractors, CGI, QSSI, Serco, and Equifax, on their concerns prior to the rollout on October 1st, and how administration officials responded.
“Even before the rollout of Obamacare, we saw missed deadlines and numerous delays, but officials from the administration repeatedly testified before Congress that they were still on schedule to implement Obamacare. However, time and time again we’re seeing that this law is not ready for primetime,” said Congressman Latta.
To view a clip of Congressman Latta questioning the witnesses at today’s hearing, click here.
“Hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on this botched rollout and we’re continuing to hear about the failures of this system. We don’t know how much more money is needed to provide a solution, and we are still unaware of exact numbers of enrollees. There are still too many questions out there, and we need to focus on accountability and seek out the answers to what has gone wrong – the American people deserve answers and accountability,” Latta concluded.
Prior to the hearing, Latta launched a survey to obtain constituent feedback on their experiences with enrolling in ObamaCare. Visit Latta’s homepage at latta.house.gov to view the survey.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee next Wednesday, October 30th.