GOP Lawmakers Lash CMS Chief Over ACA 'Data Hub'

Law360, New York (August 1, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT) -- The head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday faced tough questioning from lawmakers about the looming rollout of the Affordable Care Act's central provisions, including whether a UnitedHealth Group Inc. “data hub” that's crucial to screening consumers on health insurance exchanges will be ready.

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, appearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, faced prodding regarding potential glitches in the platform for determining whether shoppers can get federal subsidies to help with the cost of health benefits.

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