Brooks: Obamacare Lacks Transparency and Accountability
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act:
“Sadly, the implementation of Obamacare lacks both transparency and accountability. Hoosiers have a right to know if the government has failed to keep their personal information safe and secure. Today’s vote seeks to protect the rights of Americans who’ve provided the Administration personal data with the expectation they will be shielded from identity theft. Senator Reid should allow his colleagues to vote on this bill.”
The Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to notify individuals if their personal information has been stolen or unlawfully accessed through the Obamacare exchanges. Notification must be provided no later than two business days after discovery. HHS did not perform a full Security Control Assessment before healthcare.gov went live, adding to fears that the site may be susceptible to identity theft.