Ten Unanswered ACA Questions
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Over the past several months,
What else is the administration going to delay or change without consulting
In a letter to Treasury Secretary
Unilateral delays and changes to the health care law have become commonplace. The administration has taken whatever steps it has found necessary to alter its signature legislative achievement, regardless of the consequences or legal authority to do so. Committee members repeatedly pressed Secretary Sebelius, asking what future delays or changes were in store, but each time she avoided a straightforward answer. On
Enrollment questions: Who has paid? Who was previously uninsured?
Just days after the start of open enrollment, committee leaders began asking the administration for specifics regarding enrollment. But for months the administration stonewalled committee requests and repeated inquiries from the press, suggesting that only the insurance providers had that data. In the quest for transparency and a complete picture of this law, committee leaders sent letters to every insurance provider participating in the federally facilitated marketplaces requesting that data. As of
What will premiums look like next year?
Committee leaders recently requested premium information from some of the nation's largest insurance providers.
How many plan cancellations loom?
More than 6 million people have already felt the effect of the president's broken promise and received a cancellation notice from their insurance provider. A recent hearing confirmed that these plans were cancelled as a direct result of the law's mandates, and warned that more cancellation notices are expected in the coming months and years.
HealthCare.gov... Is it complete? Is it secure?
The committee uncovered at a hearing in November that the backend of the exchanges had yet to be built. Despite repeated declarations from
Committee leaders sent a letter to
What happened in
Committee leaders requested a government watchdog investigation of the failed
What will the health law's cuts to
In a recent letter to
What is the effect of the employer mandate on businesses?
In a letter to Treasury Secretary Lew, committee leaders requested documents regarding the costs or burdens of the law's requirements on employers with more than 50 employees, and on employers with more than 100 employees that Treasury relied upon when delaying employer mandate; as well as the costs or penalties for individuals under the health law that have been prepared for or by Treasury.
What legal authority does the administration have to issue payments through the risk corridor program?
The committee recently released a memo prepared by the nonpartisan
What impact does the
Committee leaders sent letters to state
The committee's quest for answers continues....
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