Taking Obamacare Obstruction To The Next Level

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Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have started a probe — “probe” — of the entities tapped to help enroll people in Obamacare at the local level. And it’s now got Democrats hopping mad.

The leading Democrat on the committee, Henry Waxman, is accusing the Republicans of intimidation and obstruction. But even HHS, which is usually reserved, is criticizing the move as “a blatant and shameful attempt to intimidate groups who will be working to inform Americans about their new health insurance options and help them enroll in coverage, just like Medicare counselors have been doing for years.”

Sahil Kapur reports.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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