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Rep. Eric Cantor: House to Vote on HIX Data Security Bill

Capitol_BuildingThe House of Representatives plan to take up a bill that aims to bolster data security for the federal government’s online health insurance marketplace, Politico reported Thursday.

Paige Winfield Cunningham writes House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told his fellow lawmakers Thursday in a memo that he will schedule a vote on HIX disclosure and transparency efforts in the coming weeks.

“These steps will be part of the overall effort to protect the American people from the harmful effects of Obamacare by ultimately repealing and replacing the law with patient-focused reforms that expand access, ensure quality care and help control costs,” Cantor writes, according to the report.

Politico reports that Aaron Albright, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokesperson, assured the public that no data breach incidents have occurred on the HealthCare.gov site to date.

“Security testing is conducted on an ongoing basis using industry best practices to appropriately safeguard consumers’ personal information,” Albright said.

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