Simpson Supports Exchange Enrollment Transparency Bill
Washington, January 16, 2014
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported H.R. 3362, the Exchange Information Disclosure Act, which passed 259-154.
The bill requires the administration to submit to Congress weekly reports that detail a variety of Obamacare statistics that are currently not being released to the public. The report would include the number of visits to the healthcare.gov website, the number of individuals who enroll and pay their first premium, and the ages of enrollees.
"It is important that policymakers and the American people are given this information,” Said Congressman Simpson. “Since the healthcare.gov rollout the administration has not been very forthcoming, instead only providing snapshots of certain statistics. We need to see the whole picture as this law is rolled out.”
The bill would require the administration to provide more details about the information they have revealed to this point. For example, they have announced that more than 250,000 individuals had selected a plan, but did not reveal how many of those are actually enrolling, or how many have actually paid their first month’s premium or enrolled in Medicaid.
The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration, where unfortunately almost 170 House passed bills are currently being held up by the Democratic majority. A comprehensive list of those bills can be viewed here http://majorityleader.gov/bill-tracker/.