Bilirakis Introduces One Hour Notification Act to Address Obamacare's Security Risks
There have been reports that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is not required to notify consumers of data breaches under Obamacare. Furthermore, normal medical privacy laws, like HIPAA, do not apply to the federal government or the Exchanges.
A government bureaucrat should not decide if the loss of personally identifiable information (PII) constitutes “harm.” Under Obamacare, millions of Americans have lost their healthcare coverage, have seen their premiums rise and have been forced to choose new doctors. Now, they’re faced with concerns regarding their personal information and whether it has been compromised — all because the President’s signature law was never ready for prime time. The government forced individuals onto these Exchanges, and the government should be held accountable for keeping all PII secure.
(2) Require timely notification of the breach to Congress; and