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  • Hatch Backs Bill to Protect Americans' Private Health Care Information
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 01/10/14 - 11:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined a group of members of Congress in backing legislation to help protect Americans’ private health care information. The Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act (S. 1902), introduced by U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Mike Johanns (R-NE), will require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to notify Americans within two business days if their personal information has been stolen due to a breach of security on the insurance exchanges included in the President’s health care law.

    “The American people deserve nothing less than to know their information is secure when enrolling for healthcare,” Hatch said. “As I’ve said in the past, the Obamacare exchanges – with the lack of security and safeguards – are a fraudster’s dream. With so much uncertainty in the website and reports that this information may be susceptible to hackers, it’s imperative Americans have peace of mind that their privacy will be protected.”

    In addition to Hatch, the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act is co-sponsored by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS).

    The Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act mirrors legislation introduced in the House of Representatives on January 6th by Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA). The House of Representatives is expected to vote on this legislation on Friday, January 10th.

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