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Black Statement on Hacking of Healthcare.gov

Sep 4, 2014 Issues: Health

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement on the news that Healthcare.gov had been successfully hacked:

“IT experts have long warned about the lack of security built into the federal Obamacare website,” said Congressman Black. “The vast amount of personal information that Americans are required to put into this site is an open invitation for hackers. That is why designing a secure website should have been a top priority for this Administration. Worse, while HHS says that this time there was no sensitive personal information that was compromised, due to negligence on the part of the Administration and the Democrat-led Senate, they would be under no obligation to disclose if sensitive personal information were breached. This is unacceptable and why the House passed the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act with overwhelming bipartisan support earlier this year. Americans should demand that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid work to take up this legislation before then next open enrollment period begins.”

1/10/2014: Black Calls for House Passage of the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act 

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Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. She has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and serves on the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees.