Giving a Voice to Constituents across America, Committee Seeks Public Input Via Twitter to Find out What Followers would #AskSebelius
Americans worried about the ramifications of Obamacare got the chance to voice their concerns and ask questions of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Earlier in the week the committee launched a new initiative on Twitter, #AskSebelius, providing a unique opportunity for Americans to interact with their federal government and have their questions directly answered by Secretary Sebelius when she appeared before the Health Subcommittee.
Twitter users weighed in and asked over 100 questions on a wide range of health care related topics, including: why premiums will increase on the middle class, how are small businesses expected to comply with the thousands of pages of new Obamacare regulations, and where can individuals find more information on the implementation of the massive law?
Several subcommittee members including Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX) asked the public to submit their questions…
— Joe Barton (@RepJoeBarton) April 17, 2013
Over the course of 36 Hours, over a hundred questions were submitted via #AskSebelius…
— Joshua Mertzlufft (@JoshMertz) April 17, 2013
#AskSebelius How does the admin justify rising costs of HC b4 Ocare is fully in effect, as well as growing reduction in work hours
— Erik Taylor (@Erikthebanker) April 18, 2013
— Steve Black (@yankeesfanatic6) April 17, 2013
Chairman Emeritus Barton asked Secretary Sebelius to answer the questions posed by @JoshMertz, @Erikthebanker, and @yankeesfanatic6…
The Energy and Commerce Committee will continue pursuing innovative methods to ensure the public has an active voice in Congress.
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