Committee Leaders Highlight Health Subcommittee Hearing With Secretary Sebelius
Energy and Commerce Committee Leaders took to the airwaves to discuss Wednesday’s Health Subcommittee hearing with Secretary Sebelius on PPACA Implementation Failures: What’s Next?
"This is one giant mess."
- Full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) Watch here
"They are losing credibility every day. … Not only was the website broken, this is a broken law. There are a series of problems that are just waiting to happen."
- Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) Watch here
"We started our due diligence and oversight on this whole process back in March of 2011. Every time they came to us, whether it was the contractors, Sebelius, Tavenner, whomever, they said, ‘Oh, we’re on track, everything is proceeding.’"
- Full Committee Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Watch here
"It’s going to get worse before it gets better. …This is going to be a nightmare on Elm Street that just keeps going and going and going. … They are plans that people voluntarily chose and that they were happy with, they may not have had all the mandated coverage under Obamacare, but they were plans that people wanted, that people could afford, and they worked for the people that had them, and now they’re gone."
- Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX) responding to claims that cancelled plans were "lousy, skeletal plans." Watch here
"We end up walking away from these hearings with the secretary with more questions than answers. … This is not good for America. This is very bad for health care. This is not good for the economy. And we have got to come up with an answer."
- Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) Watch here