The hearing will examine the real life consequences of how small businesses are navigating Obamacare implementation. Members of the Committee will hear directly from those who are affected. Chairman Vitter will also examine how Members of Congress have been exempted from Obamacare by allowing themselves to maintain a taxpayer subsidy unavailable to any other American. Vitter has championed legislation to eliminate the Washington Exemption from Obamacare.

Invited witnesses include: Katherine Archuleta (declined), Director of the Office of Personnel Management; Mark Mazur (declined), Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy in the Department of the Treasury; Hedy Hebert, Partner of Benefits Consulting; David Scruggs, COO of Piggly Wiggly and Save-A-Lot Grocery Stores; Debbie Martin, Immediate Past President of the North Shreveport Business Association; and Brenda Little, Healthcare Administrator at Jean Simpson Personnel Services, Inc.