Exceprt: In the nearly four months since HealthCare.gov and the state-run insurance exchanges launched, consumers have encountered numerous problems at both the federal and state level. Although the rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has been problematic nationwide, no state has had more complications than Oregon. To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: Since the passage of the law, the administration has delayed numerous deadlines and effective dates set forth in the statue. These delay announcements have only increased with the failed launch of the HealthCare.gov website... To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the inability to process appeals of errors in the applications of those applying for and obtaining health care coverage through the health care law’s exchanges. To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: The need to cut federal spending is not in dispute, and eradicating waste and promoting efficient and effective spending must be a priority. In our committee’s oversight role, we are looking at the operating budget of the FCC with a focus on expenditures designated as auction-related expenses, as well as employee distribution and compensation more generally.
Excerpt: In these fiscal times, it is more important than ever to ensure that money is spent wisely and that these funds are allocated appropriately and effectively. This is why we urge you to refer evaluation of any E-rate expansion proposals to the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. To read the letter, click here.