Text: S.1525 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/18/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1525

To ensure that the personal and private information of Americans enrolling in Exchanges established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is secured with proper privacy and data security safeguards.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 18, 2013

Mr. Hatch (for himself, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Burr, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Chiesa, Mr. Coats, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Cochran, Ms. Collins, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Flake, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Moran, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Thune, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Wicker, and Mrs. Fischer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To ensure that the personal and private information of Americans enrolling in Exchanges established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is secured with proper privacy and data security safeguards.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Trust But Verify Act” or the “PIN Act”.

SEC. 2. Protection of health information.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an American Health Benefit Exchange shall not offer health insurance coverage through the Exchange until the date on which the Comptroller General of the United States in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General submits to Congress a certification that finds that the Department of Health and Human Services, and any related Federal agencies involved in the administration of such Exchanges, have implemented all appropriate actions necessary to safeguard the personal health and financial information of enrollees and to properly protect enrollees from fraud and abuse.