In a letter, Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Dave Camp call on the Obama administration to be more transparent about the way it his handling the health law waivers process.
In a Tuesday letter to Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius, the lawmakers said the refusal to release information surrounding the Obamacare waiver process highlights the lack of transparency in the administration.
"The Administration’s refusal to make public the names of those companies and entities which have been denied waivers, and the reasons for why those waivers were denied, are prime examples of the lack of transparency which has become a hallmark of this Administration," they wrote. "The absence of full disclosure about both the approved and denied waivers prevents the American people the ability to know how the health care law is being implemented. It should be clear and publicly available which entities have to comply with the burdensome and costly requirements of the new health care law and which are receiving a temporary reprieve because they were aware of and navigated the waiver process."
(See also related Hatch press release.)