Greg Walden supports the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act
January 10, 2014
The bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to notify individuals if their personal information has been stolen or unlawfully accessed through an Obamacare exchange within two business days after discovery by the Secretary.
Walden and his colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee have uncovered facts that raise serious concerns about the security of the law's exchanges. During an October hearing with contractors who built the federal health exchange admitted to Walden that a full end to end test of the site hadn't been completed before launch.
The Chief Information Security Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Teresa Fryer, wrote in a draft memo that the federal exchange "does not reasonably meet ... security requirements" and that "there is also no confidence that Personal Identifiable Information (PII) will be protected."