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Letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Requesting the Administration Reconsider Participation in Next Week's HearingOctober 17, 2013 | Letter
Except: Since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department) have repeatedly promised the American people that implementation of the law was progressing as intended. In July, you stated that you were on track to flip the switch on October 1 and say to people, “Come on and sign up.”
Letter to DOE Regarding Federal Support for the Development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) TechnologiesOctober 15, 2013 | Letter
Excerpt: In light of the amount of funding authorized, and recent regulatory proposals by the Environmental Protection Agency that assert the commercial viability of CCS, we seek to understand the extent to which DOE programs have contributed to advancements with respect to research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of CCS technologies.
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Excerpt: We believe the data reinforce our concerns that PPACA diverted the Medicaid program from its original intent to serve the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities, and low-income disabled seniors. The Medicaid program is already struggling to meet the health care needs of our poorest and sickest Americans.
Excerpt: To date, the administration has only provided information about the number of visits to healthcare.gov, the number of web-chats, and the number of calls to a toll-free number. No information has been released on the number of Americans that have actually enrolled. Multiple reports indicate, though, that some states failed to enroll anyone on the first day. The reasons for this are not clear. Are website failures preventing enrollment?