McMorris Rodgers Questions Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Washington, D.C. —Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference and member of the House Committee and Energy and Commerce, released the following statement after questioning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about the failed implementation of Obamacare.

“The President promised the American people that if they liked their health insurance, they would be able to keep it. We are now being told that many of our existing plans are lousy or sub-par — leaving some paying more than they can afford or uninsured.

“In reality, this law is not helping people find affordable health care, but instead, forcing them to join a struggling Medicaid program. In Washington, 90% of enrollees are participating in Medicaid.  Not only will this threaten state budgets with new and unexpected costs, but two out of three doctors do not accept new Medicaid patients. I am concerned that the most vulnerable people in Eastern Washington will be sharing fewer resources with more people.

“As the website remains down and unusable 30 days after its release, we see that this is not just a broken website, but a broken law.”

Click here to watch the full video clip from today’s hearing.


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