Skip to comments.GOP hearings put health law, oil spill under scrutiny
Posted on 01/26/2011 4:51:08 PM PST by jazusamo
House Republicans drove home the new political reality on Capitol Hill on Wednesday by convening a series of hearings aimed at scrutinizing President Obamas first two years in office and sending a message against what they see as his expansive government agenda.
With two hearings examining the implementation of the health care law and another dissecting the administrations handling of the Gulf oil spill - some of the first oversight hearings under the new House majority - the Republicans signaled that they would make up for lost time by shining a light on issues that they say Democrats have tried to sweep under the rug in recent years.
The hearing today is just our first of many with regard to the health care law, said Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican, who now heads the HouseWays and Means Committee. It is my intention to give the American people and employers, big and small, the opportunity they never had when this law was being written - to testify in an open hearing about the impact the law will have on them.
During the hearing, Richard S. Foster, the chief actuary at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the health care law is unlikely to fulfill two of the presidents promises: to hold down costs and let everyone who likes their current insurance coverage to keep it.
Asked whether it was true or false that costs would be contained, Mr. Foster said, I would say false, more so than true. Asked whether it was true or false that people would be able to keep their coverage if they like it, he said, not true in all cases.
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It looks to be a long two years for the Rats. :)
After two very long years, the one party rule is over. Thank God!
As with everything Obama says—”not true in all cases”.
Call them all up there and ask them why they were granted waivers.
Then the House should pass another bill summarily granting every business in the U.S.A. a waiver.
Yes, I just read about the new waivers.
Obama and the Rats are talking out of both sides of their mouths.
Defund and repeal obamacare, the sooner the better.
Obama and the Rats are taking
out of both sides of their mouths under the table in exchange for the exemptions. Its all cronyism.
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