Friday, January 10, 2014

Rep. Robert Hurt Votes to Address Security Vulnerabilities in the President’s Healthcare Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. -€“ Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3811, the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014, which requires the Department of Health and Human Services to notify Americans of a breach of security by a federal or state health exchange within two business days:  


"Over the last several months, the House has held four separate hearings on the issue of data security, and through this Congressional oversight, we have discovered many unsettling vulnerabilities to personal information within the President'€™s online healthcare exchanges.  Cybersecurity poses a significant and growing threat to individual privacy, yet the Obama Administration has been so focused on getting the health insurance website to function at a basic level that it has not taken sufficient action to ensure that users€™ personal and medical information will be protected, which is unacceptable.  I was pleased to see this important legislation pass the House today with bipartisan support, as it brings much-needed security measures to and protects Americans'€™ most private information.  I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to ensure that the American people are protected from the harmful impacts of the President'€™s heath care law, which are becoming more apparent every single day."