Thursday, November 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski today released a video message voicing concern over cybersecurity risks with the federal health care exchange website.

“Consumer protection remains a top priority for Hoosier families. As we continue to learn more about the disastrous health care rollout, I am deeply concerned that the proper security measures were not put in place before healthcare.gov was launched.

“There is no excuse for the federal government to launch a national program that could compromise our most private information—including social security numbers and personal contact information. I plan to keep a close watch on this issue and work on commonsense legislation to ensure consumer information is guarded from fraud or identity theft,” said Walorski.

According to the House Oversight Committee, Administration officials approved the launch of healthcare.gov despite warnings of security risks.

Media reports reveal that the Obama Administration had advance warning about numerous glitches with the federal exchange website. Now, eight weeks into open enrollment, only two percent of Hoosier applicants have selected, not purchased, health care plans through healthcare.gov, and concerns with risks of security breaches continue to surface.

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