Excerpt: On December 16, 2015, your office announced the appointment of seven new members to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). You also named the Commission’s Chair. After carefully reviewing those appointments, we write to you today to better understand the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) process and methodology for evaluating candidates and making appointments to MACPAC.
February 2015 Letters to Treasury and HHS (Response)
Excerpt: It is our understanding that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a Safe Drinking Water Task Force to provide assistance to Flint and has announced plans to audit Michigan’s Drinking Water Program. We urgently request a briefing on these matters and on EPA’s anticipated role as the situation in Flint continues to unfold.
Pursant to Rules X and XI of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Energy and Commerce are conducting oversight of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act )PPACA). As part of that oversight, we have been seeking information about the Administration's decision to fund the Basic Health Program (BHP) without a congressional appropriation for more than six months.
Letter to GAO requesting they examine CMS’ role in assisting states transitioning from state-based IT systems to the federal programJanuary 13, 2016 | Letter
Pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was authorized to provide federal grants to states for planning and establishing marketplaces, including websites and related information technology (IT) systems. These grant awards totaled approximately $5.5 billion at the end of December 2014, with 83 percent of the funds awareded to states that chose to establish their own marketplaces (i.e. state-based marketplaces). ...
Excerpt: We appreciated your time and effort preparing and delivering testimony before the Subcommittee, but we are troubled that the agency has yet to respond to substantial Subcommittee interest and key oversight questions. Accordingly, we are resending you our questions and respectfully request every effort be made to respond in an expeditious manner.