US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

Alexander Statement on Administration Changes to Health Insurance Questions in Census Bureau’s Annual Survey

Wednesday, April 16, 2014Liz Wolgemuth 202-228-4729

Crossville, Tenn., April 16 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the senior Republican on the Senate health committee, today released the following statement on reports that the administration is revising the Census Bureau’s annual Current Population Survey questions on health insurance coverage:

“After unilaterally decreeing 22 changes to the health care law, the administration may now have found a way to alter the basic facts. Congress and the American people are counting on the Census Bureau to provide an accurate report of the law’s impact on health insurance coverage, so it is alarming that the administration is altering the survey questions enough to obscure the law’s impact. I'm troubled by this and the American people should be, too.”

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