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1:25 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Pearce Votes For Health Exchange Disclosure Bill

Credit Rep. Steve Pearce (R) New Mexico

  Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce voted for H.R. 3362, the Exchange Information Disclosure Act.  The bill would require extensive new public reporting from the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding healthcare.gov and the healthcare exchanges.   

“It’s no secret that the rollout of the exchanges has been a disaster,” said Pearce, “but the administration has continued to hinder full accountability by keeping figures and details of the program under wraps.  The American people deserve to know the facts about the program they are being required to pay for, and today’s bill will bring about transparency and accountability we should expect of our leaders.”

H.R. 3362 “requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to submit to Congress, and to make available to state governors, state insurance commissioners, and the public, weekly reports that describe the consumer interactions with healthcare.gov or any subsequent website established by the federal government for enrollment in a qualified health plan (QHP) or receipt of premium tax credit.”  The bill passed the House by a wide margin.