Rep. Gosar Votes to Force Administration to Notify ObamaCare Identity Theft Victims

Jan 10, 2014 Issues: Healthcare

For Immediate Release
January 10, 2014

 

Contact: Garrett Hawkins
Garrett.Hawkins@mail.house.gov

Rep. Gosar Votes to Force Administration to Notify ObamaCare Identity Theft Victims  

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) voted in favor of the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act (H.R. 3811), legislation that requires the Department of Health and Human Services to notify within two business days any individual whose personal information was stolen or unlawfully accessed through an ObamaCare exchange. H.R. 3811 passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 291-122.

After the vote, Rep. Gosar said, "Millions of Americans were required to enter their personal information on a website that the Obama Administration knew was insecure and was not fully tested. Now these people are at risk for identity theft. While I will continue to fight for a full repeal of ObamaCare, this bill is a step toward protecting Americans from one of the many harmful effects of ObamaCare."

BACKGROUND:
This bill comes after Congressional investigations uncovered documents indicating that the Department of Health and Human Services did not perform an end-to-end security test on healthcare.gov before the site's launch on October 1.  The documents also indicate that officials within the Administration knew users' personal information would be at risk, but pressed ahead with the launch regardless.

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