Lawmaker Presses HHS for Small-Business Health Insurance Data

A top GOP lawmaker pushed the administration Friday to release enrollment data measuring the success of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) under ObamaCare.

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Small Business Committee, issued a statement expressing frustration that the Department of Health and Human Services has repeatedly failed to provide the requested data.

“It’s astonishing how little information has been disclosed about a law in which the taxpayers are investing billions. What is the Administration hiding?” Graves asked.

“The mismanagement of the Small Business Health Options program is very frustrating,” Graves added. “The Administration isn’t able to answer even the most basic questions about the program’s enrollment or its progress.”

The SHOP program allows employers with 50 or fewer employees to enroll their workers into health plans and receive tax credits.