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Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014 H.R. 3811

On Thursday, H.R. 3811, the “Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014,” was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.  AMAC – who has formally endorsed this important piece of legislation – is extremely pleased to see this measure move forward in the legislative process, as it addresses a critical need to protect mature Americans and seniors from potential security breaches in the ObamaCare exchanges.  HealthCare.gov remains woefully vulnerable to exploitation, fraud, and other security breaches, demonstrating that the Federal government failed to conduct thorough testing of the website or establish proper security procedures prior to launch.  H.R. 3811, therefore, takes appropriate and necessary steps to ensure that personal health care information is protected.  Additionally, it requires the Department of Health and Human Services to notify individuals of any breach on the health care law exchanges that endangers sensitive data and information within two business days.  As HealthCare.gov continues to undergo construction and maintenance, AMAC believes H.R. 3811 will help to safeguard seniors from identity theft and exploitation.  As the fastest growing conservative seniors organization in America, AMAC is proud to support Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) and his bill, the “Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014.”

Print AMAC Letter of Support                                                                                        Read H.R. 3811

January 10th, 2014

The Honorable Joe Pitts
16th District, Pennsylvania
U.S. House of Representatives
420 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Pitts,

On behalf of the 1.1 million members of AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, I am writing to offer our strong support for H.R. 3811, the “Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014.” This simple, commonsense piece of legislation addresses a critical need to protect mature Americans and seniors from potential security breaches in the ObamaCare exchanges.

Despite being launched on October 1, 2013, HealthCare.gov remains woefully vulnerable to exploitation, fraud, and other security breaches. In fact, security experts have testified before Congress that individuals’ personal data has yet to be safeguarded from breaches by potential website hackers. This disconcerting news indicates that the Federal government failed to conduct thorough testing of the website or establish proper security procedures prior to launch.

AMAC finds these security risks fundamentally unacceptable, as they pose a dangerous threat to the security of mature Americans and seniors. As HealthCare.gov continues to undergo maintenance and construction, it is imperative that Congress act to protect personal health care information that is submitted to the ObamaCare exchanges. H.R. 3811 takes the necessary and appropriate steps to ensure that sensitive health care data is protected. Additionally, it requires the Department of Health and Human Services to notify individuals of any breach on the health care law exchanges – at both the State and Federal levels – that endangers personal data and information within two business days.

As the fastest growing conservative seniors organization in the country, AMAC remains very concerned with the future of health care in America and the possible exploitation that could occur at the expense of senior citizens. Thanks to your leadership and concern for the security of the American people, AMAC is pleased to support the “Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014.”

Sincerely,
Dan Weber
President and Founder of AMAC

Print AMAC Letter of Support                                                                                        Read H.R. 3811

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