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Do you think the Obama Administration should explain their process?

One day after the House voted to repeal Obamacare, some lawmakers are turning their attention toward the bureaucracy created by the bill. Reps. Fred Upton, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Cliff Stearns, chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, are investigating the new Center for Consumer Info  and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO).

On Thursday, Upton and Stearns sent CCIIO director Jay Angoff a letter with questions about the office’s structure, authority and recent decision to grant waivers throughout several industries, exempting companies from complying with the bill’s requirements.

Most troubling is that your office is currently responsible for deciding who does not have to comply with the massive new regulations imposed by the PPACA [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act],” said the letter. “Currently your office has approved waivers from the PPACA’s annual limits requirements for 222 applicants.

It continued: “In a Nov. 30, 2010 meeting with Ranking Minority Member Michael Burgess, you stated that your office had also denied waiver requests. We would appreciate if your office would explain how a decision is made on whether compliance with the PPACA is necessary.”

The letter was also sent to Rep. Henry Waxman, ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and is part of a broader inquiry into the implementation of the health-care bill.

 

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 7:30 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (13)
  • Sure, as soon as they figure out what it is.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:33 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • LOL, NP.


    It would go a long way toward that transparency thing he talked about, but I won't be holding my breath.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 7:48 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • The process should be very easy to explain....all they have to do is submit copies of canceled checks!! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:11 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Quinn..you took the transparency right out of my mouth!!
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 8:15 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • All of the above, LOL!
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 8:37 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • We would appreciate if your office would explain how a decision is made on whether compliance with the PPACA is necessary.”

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    I'd appreciate that too.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:42 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • No -- I think they should JUST GET OUT!
    BaileysMom476

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 9:42 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • ...if your office would explain how a decision is made...


    Ok, well, first you..............doesn't anyone know what is first? Anybody? Anybody?

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:49 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Wow, I would sure appreciate that. Especially since the rather large corporate restaurant chain I work for has obtained waivers.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:04 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Destroy and conquer.........what's to figure out and explain?
    goodwitch399

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 12:38 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

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