Tavenner Grilled on Healthcare Reform Status
The trials of small employers
In perhaps her only slip of the two-hour session, Tavenner drew a sharp rebuke from Republicans when she characterized stories about employers reducing employee hours as "isolated incidents." Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) said it was "phenomenal" that Tavenner was unaware of the number of people who being adversely affected by the Affordable Care Act. "I think that's a problem."
"It seems like you are living in some sort of a cocoon," added Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA).
Tavenner defended her stand. "I am out there. I am listening." She noted that she has criss-crossed the country meeting with small and large group employers. "There are stories with good and bad examples. That will continue to be the case."
Margaret Dick Tocknell is a reporter/editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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