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Yesterday, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and House Democrats held a hearing on the impacts of House Republicans’ legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act – which they refuse to hold hearings on themselves. House Republicans have passed the bill out of the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Budget Committees without having held a single hearing to discuss the impact of their bill. As the Budget Committee met to markup the bill, House Democrats convened a hearing at the same time in order to ask experts the questions the American people deserve answers to.
Over the course of two panels, House Democrats heard from three witnesses on the economic and coverage implications of the bill and five witnesses who provided patient and provider perspectives.
Click here to view a full recording of today’s hearing.
Click here to view highlights from each witness testimony.
- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Democratic Whip
- Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader
- Rep. Frank Pallone, Ranking Member on the Energy & Commerce Committee (NJ-06)
- Rep. Richard Neal, Ranking Member on the Ways & Means Committee (MA-01)
- Rep. Bobby Scott, Ranking Member on the Education & the Workforce Committee (VA-03)
PANEL ONE: Economic and Coverage Implications
- Doug Elmendorf, Dean, Harvard Kennedy School, Former Director of the Congressional Budget Office
- Andy Slavitt, Former Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Mike Kreidler, Washington State Insurance Commissioner
PANEL TWO: Patient and Provider Perspectives