U.S Senator Thad Cochran - R-Miss. Says that only credible information by the Obama administration should be sent out. He said the Senate should be allowed to debate and vote on the legislation. The administration should be required to give weekly reports on the Health Insurance exchanges.
Cochran cosponsored the Exchange Information Disclosure Act, which forced greater transparency with regard to the running and success of the Federal health insurance Exchanges created by Obamacare. The enrollment reports have been inundated with problems.
"The American people deserve accurate information on how the Affordable Care Act, with is all its mandates, regulations and taxes, is affecting the health insurance market and, importantly, their own medical care and budgets," Cochran said. "The administration's reports thus far have proven less than credible, which only serves to deepen distrust in the administration. The Senate should take up and pass this legislation as soon as possible."
The Exchange Information Disclosure Act would need the administration to provide Congress, states and the public with weekly reports of accurate and detailed data related to the utilization of the 36 federally-run health insurance exchanges, including the federally-run exchange in Mississippi.
Cochran has criticized the enrollment numbers from day one and he said there was a marked lack of information regarding how many people actually lost their insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. He was also concerned about how many people actually paid premiums for the policy they had enrolled under.
Cochran is the author of the Health Insurance Accountability Act.
Hannah Punitha (IRDA Licence Number: 2710062)
Senator Thad Cochran, January 2014