HealthCare.gov chair subpoenas CEO

E, r, i, n, g, r, i, f, f, i, t, h Prompted by concerns the HealthCare.gov contractor used the site’s comments from troubled software release to frame her case, the House Energy and…

HealthCare.gov chair subpoenas CEO

E, r, i, n, g, r, i, f, f, i, t, h

Prompted by concerns the HealthCare.gov contractor used the site’s comments from troubled software release to frame her case, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has turned its sights to the company CEO.

Since then, we’ve learned that insurance companies are complaining about a consistent source of error in the new health care exchanges, but Covered California isn’t sure if the call center has lost the data about those complaints to the HealthCare.gov website (hint: it hasn’t).

Then, we heard new stories about coding problems at the Silver Spring, Maryland, location of HealthCare.gov, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing internal documents.

We got reports from government officials, and heard from the lawyers for the government contractors involved in all this.

Finally, Elizabeth Holmes sat for a fourth day of questioning in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Elizabeth Holmes said that even though her company had yet to turn a profit when it first launched a decade ago, she had the same ambitions as when she started the company as a Ph.D. student. In fact, she said, the idea had been first conceived back then, “even before university.”

What’s next?

We’ll wait until the House Committee submits its report, but we know that was delivered this week. It’ll be interesting to see how Representative Frank Pallone, the new chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, handles Holmes’ testimony; we’re sure she’s prepared.

Leave a Comment