Tavenner to Ways and Means Committee: Wait for Obamacare Numbers

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 05: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill, November 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony from Administrator Tavenner on the enrollment troubles with the Healthcare.gov website and the online federal insurance marketplace.
National Journal
Elahe Izadi
Nov. 8, 2013, 1:46 p.m.

Mar­ilyn Taven­ner, head of the Cen­ters for Medi­care and Medi­caid Ser­vices, has a re­sponse for the House Ways and Means Com­mit­tee chair­man who sub­poenaed her: Wait.

Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., had sub­poenaed her this week for data on Obama­care en­roll­ments, ask­ing for the in­form­a­tion by Fri­day. In a let­ter dated today, she re­spon­ded that they are “act­ively work­ing to co­ordin­ate and re­con­cile en­roll­ment-re­lated in­form­a­tion from dif­fer­ent sources and col­lect data from states.”

She adds that “this pro­cess takes time and we do not want to provide in­ac­cur­ate data,” and that they will provide the com­mit­tee in­form­a­tion next week.

That’s a re­peat of what Taven­ner said Tues­day — that the num­bers would be re­leased next week.

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