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U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Obamacare and oversight
Obamacare and oversight

We don't know what kind of TV ratings the House Energy and Commerce Committee might have drummed up during its more than four hours on C-SPAN today, but we suspect they couldn't have been high. Surely, only a few minutes of testimony about the Obamacare website was all the average viewer could tolerate without leaving in disgust. Bad enough that the panel of private contractors working for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) didn't have particularly good answers for many of the website's initial woes, but it was difficult to even determine who was responsible for what. Who knew, for instance, the difference between a website's "front...