This morning at 10, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a field hearing in Gainesville in order to examine the effects of Obamacare on small businesses and rural communities. Four witnesses, including a clinic owner, a small businessman, a self-employed person and an insurance broker will testify. A fifth scheduled witness is unable to attend.
The hearing is not designed to take comments from the audience, and now the liberals over at Americans United for Change are complaining that the hearing won’t feature an opportunity for those supporting the Affordable Care Act to testify. So, they are scheduling their own protest, beginning at 9:30.
On Monday, Nov. 25 at 9:30 am, Georgia residents will demand to testify at U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The hearing is entitled, “Obamacare Implementation: High Costs, Few Choices for Rural America.”
What the chairman of the Oversight Committee Rep. Darrell Issa is over looking is the numerous Georgians who would like to testify about how the Affordable Care Act has been an asset to them. Georgia residents will attend Congressman Issa’s committee to demand they testify and share how the Affordable Care Act will benefit them.
The hearing, of course, is a sham. It is a partisan tactic and is intended only to trash the Affordable Care Act, instead of genuinely trying fixing or improving the law. Georgians will also demand the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hold a hearing on the benefits of Medicaid Expansion in the state of Georgia.
For those interested, you can watch the hearing (but likely not the protest) live here.
Update: the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform notes that no members of the Minority party chose to attend today’s hearing, nor did they ask to have a witness appear.