The Obama administration says the funds can be used to pay for mosquito repellent and condoms.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nominee should face tough Senate questioning.
CMS is introducing the unpopular "medical loss ratio" into the program.
Roughly 9.5 million have chosen plans or reenrolled since Nov. 15.
More than 1 million people logged on in the final day to buy coverage for Jan. 1.
Providers must recognize same-sex marriages to participate in the program.
Marilyn Tavenner called inflated O-Care figures an "inadvertent mistake."
The "stupidity" consultant could be seated next to officials at a hearing.
Enrollees would be able to choose to be automatically enrolled in cheaper coverage.
Many lawmakers missed a Senate hearing on the response to the outbreak.
Federal health officials said the news is a victory for ObamaCare.
About 70 percent of new customers can use a shorter form on Nov. 15.
The watchdog found new potential for fraud under the program.
Supposedly dead bills can always rise again, such as proposed changes to Medicare Part D.
Taxpayers need to know what exactly happened in the states where exchanges failed.
11.3 percent were uninsured in the first half of this year, down from 14.4 last year.
O-Care ads will now appear on 7-Eleven receipts at more than 7,000 store.
The "stupidity" consultant gave new fuel to attacks on O-Care's transparency.
"It's going to be a lot of fun," said a Republican aide.
The figures represent good news for the administration's efforts to control costs.
The Dec. 9 hearing is on the "transparency failures" behind the health law.
A program identifying Medicare billing errors, overpayments and underpayments is under attack.
A Bloomberg Government analysis found the healthcare rollout has cost $73 billion in total.
The Oversight chairman said officials "refused to admit" problems with HealthCare.gov.