WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 3362, the Exchange Information Disclosure Act:
“The Obama Administration’s lack of transparency regarding the implementation of ObamaCare is unacceptable. In response to the inadequate information disclosed by the Administration, House Republicans approved a bill today to require the Secretary of HHS to publish weekly reports on the number of individuals who have actually paid for their health care plans and to identify whether HHS is achieving the measures of success that it has created for itself. The bill also requires HHS to disclose any problems with the ObamaCare website and detail how it is being fixed. Additionally, Congress plays its important role in oversight of the executive branch in this bill by requiring HHS to publish information about the individuals serving as navigators.
“As House Republicans continue to fight against ObamaCare, it is important that Congress hold the Administration accountable when it reports how many people have enrolled in health insurance exchanges. We must also ensure that the American people know that they are receiving quality advice from certified professionals when they shop on the exchange. I’m proud to support this common-sense bill that will inject meaningful transparency into the healthcare exchanges.”