Questions About HealthCare.gov And The Affordable Care Act

Questions About HealthCare.gov And The Affordable Care Act

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies about the troubled rollout of HealthCare.gov. Diane and her guests explore questions about the launch of the Affordable Care Act and why Medicaid enrollment is surging.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is on Capital Hill today to answer questions would-be health insurance shoppers are having on HealthCare.gov. Yesterday, the head of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Marilyn Tavenner, was grilled on her agency’s role in the development of the site. States running their own exchanges reported an influx of new Medicaid enrollees, and others who never expected to be shopping on the exchanges now may be trying to sign on following notices that their current insurance plans will no longer be offered. Diane and her guests explore questions about the launch of the Affordable Care Act and why Medicaid enrollment is surging.

Guests

Ron Pollack

executive director of Families USA, a national non-profit organization for health care consumers.

Shannon Pettypiece

reporter, Bloomberg News.

Gail Wilensky

economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, former administrator of Medicare and Medicaid, and health policy adviser in the George H.W. Bush administration.

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