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Following New Discovery Of Additional ACA Sabotage Efforts: Ranking Dems Push For Transparency At HHS

Bicameral Ranking Dems Call on HHS to Disclose List Of Over 200 Regulatory Actions That Would Undermine the ACA


Washington, D.C. – In light of new evidence that exposes repeated attempts by the Administration to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from within, a number of ranking congressional Democrats have penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) calling for more transparency.

In their letter, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-6), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA-1), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, call on HHS Acting Secretary Eric Hargan to release a spreadsheet that details more than 200 regulatory actions the Administration is planning to take to further undermine our nation’s health care system.

“It has now come to our attention that HHS has developed a list of hundreds of other actions to sabotage health care for people nationwide,” wrote the Ranking Members. “According to press reports, the now-shuttered Office of Health Reform within HHS was at the center of the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine the ACA.  This office regularly met with industry representatives to discuss how to roll back regulations and, at one point, the office reportedly maintained a spreadsheet detailing more than 200 planned regulatory actions.”

Read the letter here.