Key Obamacare Official Faces Questions Over Proper Use of Funds

House lawmakers are expected to grill a top administration official on Tuesday over whether state Obamacare exchanges are using taxpayer-funded grants properly.

The House Energy and Commerce’s Oversight Subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday featuring Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency tasked with overseeing Obamacare. The hearing is the second in a series on federal oversight of state-based exchanges.

“CMS oversight has been woefully sloppy at best and willfully ignorant at worst with obvious spending abuses costing taxpayers billions and counting,” Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., told the Washington Examiner Monday. Murphy is chairman of the oversight subcommittee.

The administration counters that it has systems in place to properly oversee the use of grant funds by states.