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Lawmakers' fury shifts from ACA website debacle to dropped policies

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Aside from the "warm welcome" Representative Sandy Levin (Democrat-Michigan) greeted Marilyn Tavenner with at the 29 October hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee, all gloves were off, as lawmakers took turns hammering the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) chief with questions and accusations about the botched launch on 1 October of – the portal intended to assist uninsured Americans shop for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through online exchanges.




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