March 04,2016

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Hatch to Hold Finance Hearing on Obamacare at Six Years

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Thursday, March 17, to examine deficiencies with and the current state of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and how it is impacting patients and taxpayers.  The hearing, titled “ A Review of Operation and Enrollment,” will take place at 10:00 a.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

“Obamacare’s broken promises were forecasted long before the law was implemented, and unfortunately, nearly six years later, many have proven to be true,” Hatch said. “Since the health law’s burdens and costs on American families and taxpayers show no sign of receding, Congress should look at why this occurring and chart a better path forward on patient-centered health care in the future.  In order to promote a healthy discussion, this hearing will feature nonpartisan government watchdogs, giving members the opportunity to engage with experts, free of political influence, who have documented the health law and its website since inception.”

The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

  • Ms. Erin Bliss, Assistant Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspection, Office of the Inspector General, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Seto J. Bagdoyan, Director Audit Services, Forensic and Investigative Service, United States Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC 





Senate Finance Committee









Hearing on Obamacare at Six Years








215 Dirksen Senate Office Building




Washington, D.C. 20510





Thursday, March 17, 2016




10:00 a.m.

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