Neugebauer Votes to Protect Americans’ Identities Under Obamacare

Jan 10, 2014 Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) released the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 3811, the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act.

“I co-sponsored the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act to help protect my constituents from identity theft,” Neugebauer said.  H.R. 3811, which passed by a vote of 291-122, requires the government to quickly notify individuals of any security breaches in federal or state Obamacare exchanges.  

The data passing through the website is one of the largest collections of personal information ever assembled, linking information from seven different federal agencies along with state agencies and government contractors.  Americans who use the site must input personal contact information, birth dates, Social Security numbers, as well as income and other financial information.

“If your identity has been compromised, you need to know as soon as possible so you can take action to protect yourself,” Neugebauer said.  “There are a host of security concerns with Obamacare and the website.  It’s just common sense to have protections like this in place while we work to repeal this flawed law.” 

In his role on the House Science Committee, Neugebauer has been actively investigating security concerns with and working to protect Americans from identity theft.