Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced her support for two bills that will help keep Americans' personal information safe and provide vigorous oversight of an Administration that has concealed key Obamacare implementation metrics. The bills, aimed at protecting Americans, are vital to ensuring that the Administration is transparent about the status of Obamacare's implementation and that consumers are given a chance to protect their personal information and finances in the event of a data breach. The bills are:
the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act which would mandate that consumers be notified within two business days if their personal information has been put at risk through use of the health care exchanges;
the Exchange Information Disclosure Act which would require weekly enrollment reports on Healthcare.gov, the site used to sign up for health plans.
Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
"The American people should be able to buy health insurance without worrying about their personal information or finances being compromised and they have the right to know if a data breach occurs so that they can act to protect themselves. Obamacare has opened up a veritable Pandora's Box of issues relating to its implementation and security. The Administration must be required to notify Americans when their information has been compromised and must be transparent about Obamacare enrollment statistics -- not hiding information about the $2 trillion program from American taxpayers. We must continue to work to hold this Administration accountable."