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  • Protecting Americans’ Personal Information

    by Representative Sam Johnson

    Posted on 2014-01-08

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    JOHNSON of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, this week the House will consider a bill offered by Representative Pitts that would require the Obama administration to notify Americans who had their personal information stolen after signing up for health insurance through ObamaCare.

    As someone who has made protecting Social Security numbers a priority, I am deeply concerned about an increase of identity theft through the flawed ObamaCare Web site. Social Security numbers are the key to identity theft. Yet CMS, which is the same agency that runs health care, has failed to protect seniors' identity by refusing to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.

    [[Page H32]] That is why Mr. Pitts' bill, along with H.R. 781, the Medicare Identity Theft Prevention Act, which I introduced with my Democrat colleague, Lloyd Doggett, are two simple yet effective ways we can protect Americans and keep their private information just that-- private.

    I urge my colleagues to join our efforts. We must do what is right for Americans.


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