November 13, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Affordable Care Act was once again under fire in our nation’s capital Wednesday. Two separate House committees held hearings to investigate the rollout of healthcare.gov.
The two hearings were with the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Homeland Security Committee.
At the Oversight hearing, lawmakers examined the development of healthcare.gov, and whether the Obama Administration followed industry best practices. In the hot seat was White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.
“Unfortunately, the experience on HealthCare.gov has been highly frustrating for many Americans. These problems are unacceptable,” Park said.
Some lawmakers are concerned some of those problems include the security of personal information being entered into the healthcare.gov website. That was the topic of the Homeland Security hearing.
Mid-Michigan Republican Congresswoman Candice Miller sits on that committee, and told ABC12’s Washington correspondent Ted Fioraliso, witnesses from Department of Homeland Security were unable to provide answers regarding security planning for healthcare.gov.
That is one of the reasons Miller continues to believe implementation of the Affordable Care Act should be delayed.