House GOP to demand weekly updates on Obamacare

House GOP to demand weekly updates on Obamacare

[Ed. – Sure.  That‘ll put the fear in the Oval Office.]

“With Wikileaks and Edward Snowden spilling our beans every day, what’s happening on the Obamacare exchanges is the only secret left in Washington,” [Senator Lamar Alexander] said in October. “The National Security Administration should learn some lessons from Secretary Sebelius.”

One of the pieces of information Republicans want is the extent to which young, healthy people are signing up versus those more likely to need medical care. The bill from Terry and Alexander doesn’t require that information, but it does require weekly reports on enrollees by zip code, which could provide clues about the kind of people signing up for coverage.

Additionally, Republicans have demanded information about how many people have actually made their first monthly payment for an ObamaCare health plan. But the bill does not address this issue, and as payments are made directly to insurance companies, it’s not expected that the government would have this information.

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