WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3362, the Exchange Information Disclosure Act, which requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to produce weekly public reports on the progress and status of Healthcare.gov:
"Since its roll out, Healthcare.gov has been laden with glitches, flaws, and cybersecurity risks to the American people. I was pleased that this legislation passed with bipartisan support, as it will ensure the transparency that should have been in place since day one and will publicly detail the progress of the President's healthcare website.
"Many questions remain, including exactly how many Americans have enrolled in the exchanges and further, how many young Americans are participating. The failure by the Administration to provide these basic statistics is unacceptable, and it is my hope that the Exchange Information Disclosure Act will rectify this situation immediately.
"I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that all Virginians and Americans are protected from the harmful impacts of the President's healthcare law."