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Top House investigator hits the road to hear Americans' Obamacare woes

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After weeks of partisan sniping on Capitol Hill, a key House Republican said Monday he will take his investigation of Obamacare’s problems on the road.

Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, announced a quartet of field hearings that will delve into problems that have plagued the Affordable Care Act’s rollout.

Each hearings is designed to take on a different concern about Obamacare: potential “sticker shock” through rising premiums in some states, a lack of health-coverage options in rural America, President Obama’s broken promise that Americans could keep their health plans — no matter what — under his law and a look at who, exactly, is offering in-person assistance to those enrolling in coverage.

“While the President repeatedly said that Americans could keep their insurance under Obamacare, even he has had to admit that just isn’t so,” Mr. Issa said. “By holding these field hearings, the Committee will hear firsthand the stories about the initial impact of broken promises.”

The hearing are scheduled for Nov. 22-Dec. 16 in four states that have not fully embraced Mr. Obama’s law — North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona and Texas.

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