Tuesday's letter came from House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), who leads the panel's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
"We write to you today because we believe more information is needed to determine whether QSSI will be able to act effectively in this role in a fair and transparent manner," Upton and Stearns wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusSebelius on GOP healthcare plan: 'I'm not sure what the goal is here' Obama's health secretary to be first female president of American University Leaked email: Podesta pushed Tom Steyer for Obama’s Cabinet MORE.
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A senior executive with Optum, the subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, which bought QSSI, said his firm and UnitedHealthcare are entirely separate businesses.