Ex-SSA Chief Airs Privacy Concerns Tied To CMS Data Hub

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT) -- Former Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael Astrue on Wednesday slammed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' purported efforts to protect insurance exchange data transferred through a federal data hub, urging lawmakers to push for a moratorium on the exchanges until the agency fully complies with the Privacy Act.

Astrue, speaking at a hearing of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies, told lawmakers that despite CMS' declaration several hours ahead of the hearing that it had tested the hub —...
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