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  • Oversight on Obamacare Security Risks

    by Senator Steve Daines

    Posted on 2014-01-08

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    DAINES asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. DAINES. Mr. Speaker, during a recent Homeland Security Oversight Committee hearing, we learned just how deeply flawed the ObamaCare Web site was upon its launch. The problems with this Web site went well beyond [[Page H33]] error messages and Americans being unable to successfully purchase insurance. We have learned that security risks to the ObamaCare Web site were ``limitless'' long before the Web site's official launch.

    Worse, the Obama administration knew of these risks before the October 1 planned launch. Rather than fixing the problem, they consciously allowed Americans to put their personal information at risk by using this deeply flawed Web site.

    As someone who has worked in the technology sector, I know that if a private company launched a Web site with these kinds of issues, the company might have gone under, or at least people would have been fired.

    The administration's failure to secure this Web site in advance of its launch is wholly unacceptable. That is why I am proud to support the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act, which requires HHS to notify Americans if their personal information has been stolen or unlawfully accessed through an ObamaCare exchange.

    The American people deserve to know if the ObamaCare Web site jeopardized their privacy. I strongly urge my colleagues to join me in support of this bill.


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