Roskam bill would create inspector to oversee Affordable Care Act
Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday that would create a Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act (SIGMA).
H.R. 2400 has gained the support of all majority members of the Oversight Subcommittee and all key oversight subcommittee chairs, as well many prominent conservative advocacy organizations.
“In the years since Democrats rammed Obamacare through Congress, our country has already seen the costly consequences of this law: billions of dollars wasted on a failed website and overpayments, millions of Americans kicked off their health care plans, and skyrocketing premiums for hardworking families and small businesses,” Roskam said. “Now, a pending Supreme Court decision threatens to upend the law — casting further uncertainty over the future of our entire health care system. We need assurance that — until Obamacare is repealed and replaced — there is rigorous oversight in place to prevent more taxpayer dollars from being squandered on this law. A SIGMA alone would have needed authority to oversee all federal agencies involved in implementing and administering Obamacare and protect the American people from its harmful effects. I want to thank my colleagues for their strong support of this measure to finally hold the Administration accountable for this broken law.”
A companion bill in the Senate has been introduced by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS).
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