(Bloomberg) — House Republicans are picking up the pace of their Obamacare investigations, reversing a lull after the president's administration took a victory lap upon signing up about 8 million Americans for the health program.

The Republican-controlled House Ways and Means Committee will hold hearings July 23 and 24 on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's coverage subsidies and on its payment cuts to health insurers participating in the private sector version of the U.S. health program for the elderly, called Medicare Advantage.

The renewed focus on oversight comes as Congress gears up for the November midterm elections, and as independent investigators give critics new ammunition. The Health and Human Services Department's inspector general reported July 1 that the government found 2.9 million "inconsistencies" in information provided by Obamacare applicants.

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