U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman issued the following statement last week regarding the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 291-122.
“Americans are already coping with ObamaCare’s plan cancellations, soaring premiums, and higher deductibles, they shouldn’t have to worry about ObamaCare identity theft on top of everything else. When thousands of Hoosiers lost their health insurance thanks to President Obama’s ‘Lie of the Year,’ many were forced to provide personal and sensitive information on ObamaCare’s appallingly vulnerable website.
“Today we passed common sense legislation to ensure that security breaches are fixed quickly and families receive immediate notification if their personal information is stolen or compromised. While this does not provide the permanent relief that only a full repeal of ObamaCare can provide, it addresses an immediate need for transparency and accountability.”
The Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act would require ObamaCare administrators to notify individuals, within two business days, of a breach of any security system maintained by a federal or state exchange where personally identifiable information has been stolen or illegally accessed.