Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the president's still-controversial health care law. Oversight of the law has been a key focus of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and our work continued this week in the lead up to the anniversary. On Wednesday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), held a hearing to examine the status of the many lofty promises made by the law's proponents.
"Two years after its enactment, vital questions remain unanswered," said Stearns. "Former Speaker of the House Pelosi said that we would have to pass the bill before we know what's in it; now it appears to be the administration's contention that we will have to implement it before we know its costs, how it will operate, and its impact on the health care of the American people."