Burgess to Question ACA Website Contractors at Committee Hearing
“I’m looking forward to hearing the contractor’s views of these problems and
hopefully get some straight answers as to what is going on.”
Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow morning, Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) will join the Energy and Commerce for a hearing on the current problems in implementing the Affordable Care Act.
“This hearing will be a needed first step in getting to the bottom of the problem with the health care exchanges,” said Congressman Burgess. “For weeks now the administration has been spinning the problems that Americans are experiencing when trying to buy insurance through the exchanges. After spending hundreds of millions of dollars the American people deserve some concrete answers and not empty political posturing.”
Some of the contractors responsible for building the health care exchanges are scheduled to testify at the hearing. Witnesses will include Cheryl Campbell of CGI Federal, Andrew Slavitt of Optum/QSSI, Lynn Spellecy of Equifax Workforce Solutions and John Lau of Serco.
“For weeks now,” continued Burgess, “the administration has downplayed the problems as simple “glitches” and claimed the problems were from the high volume of web traffic. Only recently has the truth started to come out. Throughout these problems the administration never hesitated to blame their contractors for the failure of the health care exchanges. I’m looking forward to hearing the contractor’s views of these problems and hopefully get some straight answers as to what is going on.”
The Energy and Commerce committee hearing will be held on October 24th at 9:00am in the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will also be aired on C-SPAN2.