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Cause of Action Supports Congressional Efforts for an Inspector General over the Affordable Care Act
CoA Sends Letter of Support for Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act of 2014, H.R. 4158
WASHINGTON – Cause of Action (CoA), a government oversight group, sent a letter today supporting legislation establishing an Inspector General who will monitor the implementation and administration of the Affordable Care Act. SIGMA, the Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act of 2014, is sponsored by Rep. Peter Roskam and has been referred to the House Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
CoA’s letter states in part:
The Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”) is a deceptively complex and non-transparent law that has created one of the largest government bureaucracies in decades. The American public already has seen countless problems with the implementation of various aspects of this law, and little has been done to address the risks of waste, fraud and abuse of the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars that states are receiving to run their exchanges or marketplaces. By authorizing a Special Inspector General to focus on monitoring ACA, the SIGMA Act of 2014 has the potential to curb waste, fraud, and abuse. If done properly – by utilizing a robust inspector general who acts independently from HHS and the officials in charge of implementing the ACA – this approach should, in turn, lower health care costs for taxpayers.
You can read the full letter here.
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Cause of Action is a non-profit, nonpartisan government accountability organization that fights to protect economic opportunity when federal regulations, spending and cronyism threaten it. For more information, visit www.causeofaction.org.
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