Republicans Concerned About Data Hub for Exchanges
Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius expressing concern about the data hub developed to connect federal agencies with state health insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act. In the letter, 16 GOP lawmakers wrote that the hub "has not been tested, and it remains unclear whether it will be operable and able to protect sensitive health and taxpayer information." They asked Sebelius by July 12 to provide information about how the hub will protect such information and when it will be ready for launch.
- "GOP Lawmakers Raise Concerns About Obamacare Data Hub" (Viebeck, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 6/28).
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