Vulnerable Red State Dem Wants ObamaCare Investigation
The millions of Americans receiving cancellation notices on their insurance policies aren't the only potential victims of ObamaCare. Increasingly, Red State Democrat Senators up for reelection next year worry that the myriad of problems with the rollout of ObamaCare will prompt voters to send them a cancellation notice on their political careers. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan is trying to inoculate herself by pushing for a sweeping investigation into all aspects of the ObamaCare rollout.
Hagan is circulating a draft letter to her colleagues, seeking support for a full investigation by GAO and HHS of the ObamaCare launch. “These problems are simply unacceptable, and Americans deserve answers and swift solutions. Taxpayers are owed a full and transparent accounting of how the vendors contracted to build the site failed to launch it successfully,” the letter states.
Hagan also wants to pay particular attention to the contracting process to construct the HealthCare.gov website. She notes that 55 contractors were hired to build the site. The letter also seeks answers as to why the pool of contractors invited to bid on the work was so limited.
Sens Hagan, Mary Landrieu (LA), Mark Pryor (AR) and Mark Begich (AK) are particularly vulnerable next year. All last won election during the Obama wave year in 2008. If the ObamaCare problems continue, 2014 could be another wave, but in the opposite direction.