Democratic And Republican Lawmakers Alike Are Anxious For Health Law Briefings

As a senior White House official heads to Capitol Hill to brief House Democrats on the health law's implementation -- especially the troubled rollout of healthcare.gov, Republicans want the same opportunity.

The Washington Post: Senior HHS Official To Brief Democratic Lawmakers Wednesday On Obamacare
Mike Hash, who directs the Office of Health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, will brief House Democrats Wednesday about implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The closed-door session, which will start at 8:50 a.m., marks the first time the administration will have briefed members of Congress on the online enrollment system since its troubled rollout on Oct. 1 (Eilperin, 10/22).

Politico: House GOP Want Obamacare Briefing 
House Democrats are set to be briefed on Obamacare implementation on Wednesday morning, but Republicans say they haven't been offered the same opportunity and are asking for a similar meeting in the days to come (Epstein, 10/22).

McClatchy: Republicans Want Equal Briefing On Embattled Health Care Law
House Republicans are asking for an invite of their own to a health care law briefing that the White House has arranged for House Democrats. The Washington Post reports that Mike Hash, who directs the Office of Health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, will brief House Democrats Wednesday. "The closed-door session, which will start at 8:50 a.m., marks the first time the administration will have briefed members of Congress on the online enrollment system since its troubled rollout on Oct. 1," the Post says (Clark, 10/22).

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