Washington • With next week marking six months since President Barack Obama signed his signature health care reform legislation into law, Sens. Orrin Hatch and Charles Grassley want the administration's point man on Medicaid and Medicare to testify before Congress about the changes shaping health insurance and coverage.
Much of the Democrats' reform bill takes effect on Sept. 23, and the two top GOP senators on the Senate Finance Committee say Donald Berwick, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services must appear before them.
"As we approach this deadline, it is imperative that you become accessible to answer many crucial questions," Hatch and Grassley wrote in a letter sent Monday night. "Members of Congress and the American people simply cannot be left in the dark."