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Representative Issa subpoenas Obama administration for Medicare Advantage documents

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Darrell Issa, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, subpoenaed the Obama administration on Monday for documents that he believes will reveal illegal actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with respect to Medicare. Issa threatened to issue the subpoena in a letter he wrote last week. In response, the HHS delivered 1,300 pages to Issa before the Thursday 5:00 p.m. deadline. Arguing that the information delivered by HHS did not address his request, Issa went forward with the subpoena on Monday. Issa requested information regarding the size of demonstration programs, a rationale for the Medicare Advantage bonus payments, and information regarding the requirement that all demonstration projects receive a statistical evaluation.

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