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House Subpoena for Obamacare Co-Op Docs Denied

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee. (Getty Images)

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 10:58 AM

A request by Congress for subpoenaed documents concerning the Affordable Care Act's failed co-ops has been denied by federal health officials.

And Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, believes the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is deliberately withholding them so that Americans will blindly keep enrolling in the program, The Daily Caller reports.

"Health and Human Services has not provided any valid legal reason for withholding information from this committee," said Chaffetz, a Utah Republican.

"Rather, they assert that if certain information was released publicly, it could cause consumers to think twice before enrolling in CO-OP insurance plans."

According to The Caller, 12 of 23 healthcare co-ops, which cost a whopping $2.4 billion to set up, have failed.

And the nation's insurer largest insurer UnitedHealthcare revealed this week it plans to pull out of most Affordable Care Act state exchanges because of higher risks for the company.

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A request by Congress for subpoenaed documents concerning the Affordable Care Act's failed co-ops has been denied by federal health officials.
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