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.

###

Recent Posts


McMorris Rodgers Introduces Bill Expanding Service Opportunities for Disability Community

Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) reintroduced the Hannah Cvancara Service Act (H.R. 7405) to empower individuals with a non-service-connected amputation to serve the United States Armed Forces as medical personnel. This legislation was inspired by Hannah Cvancara, a Spokane resident who suffered a childhood amputation that disqualified her from serving […]



McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell Applaud Approval of Disaster Declaration for Spokane County Following Devastating Wildfires

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in Spokane County and ordered federal assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Gray Fire and the Oregon Road Fire in August 2023. After the announcement, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) […]



Feb 15, 2024
Press

McMorris Rodgers Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Block President Biden’s LNG Export Ban, Unleash American Energy

Washington D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped the House of Representatives pass the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act (H.R. 7176) to reverse President Biden’s American liquified natural gas (LNG) export ban. She released the following statement after the vote: “The President’s decision to impose a ban on new permits […]