Press Release


Meehan to Hold Hearing Examining the Security and Reliability of the Health Exchange Data Hub

Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer (202) 226-8417

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Homeland Security Committee will hold the following hearing tomorrow.
WEDNESDAY, September 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies: The Threat to Americans’ Personal Information: A Look into the Security and Reliability of the Health Exchange Data Hub
311 Cannon House Office Building
Witnesses Include:

·         Mr. Michael Astrue, Former Social Security Commissioner, Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services General Counsel

·         Mr. Stephen T. Parente, Ph.D., Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance Director, Medical Industry Leadership Institute, Professor, Department of Finance, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

·         Ms. Kay Daly, Assistant Inspector General, Audit Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

·         Mr. Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors

Subcommittee Chairman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) on the hearing: “In just a few weeks, the federal government will put in place a massive data sharing system with huge potential for waste, fraud and abuse. The Data Services Hub will transmit Americans’ personally identifiable information through at least seven different federal agencies – yet there is no assurance that this sensitive information will be secure, leaving millions of families targets of fraud and identity theft. This hearing will examine the security and readiness of the data hub as we approach the October 1st implementation date.”

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.