White House Pushing Health Care Security Measures
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is planning a high-level effort to reassure Americans about the privacy and security of the information they submit under the national health care law.
Officials hope to blunt complaints from Republican opponents of the law who say that not enough is being done to protect consumer data.
Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal and state officials are set to meet Wednesday at the White House to discuss security measures designed to keep scammers and identity thieves from taking advantage of those attempting to enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act starting in October.
The law’s Republican opponents, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, have recently warned of lax security in relaying personal information such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and income statements.