Congressman Tim Huelskamp

Representing the 1st District of Kansas

Rep. Huelskamp Votes to Protect Americans from ObamaScare Failures

Jan 10, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) voted in favor of important legislation created to protect the privacy and security of Americans. H.R. 3811, the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act, passed today by 291 votes. H.R.3811 requires the Health and Human Services Department to notify individuals if their personal information is stolen or unlawfully accessed through an ObamaCare exchange.

Despite numerous requests and questions from Representative Huelskamp and many others in Congress, the Obama Administration has refused to provide adequate information on how many citizens are enrolled through exchanges. Rep. Huelskamp issued the following statement:

“As I continue the fight to repeal and replace ObamaCare with consumer-centered reform, it is critical we protect the American People from the damage of ObamaCare.  These two bills, if enacted into law, would provide security of citizen’s personal health information and require transparency from this Administration.

“President Obama still refuses to admit the colossal policy failure of ObamaCare -- which has resulted in millions more Americans losing their policies than enrolling in ObamaCare.  Further, the President has not held Secretary Sebelius responsible for her failure to implement responsibly this law.  Congress and the American people must hold the White House accountable for its mistakes, especially at the cost of tax dollars and diminishing trust of Americans.

“Health care controlled and dictated by government bureaucrats, or big insurance companies, does not work.  Instead, it is time we consider real, consumer-centered health care reform.”

Congressman Huelskamp is a co-sponsor of the American Health Care Reform Act H.R. 3121. This legislation not only repeals the ACA, but offers reforms rooted in free-market practices to lower costs and solve the problems that plague our healthcare system. Solutions include spurring competition by allowing purchase of insurance across state lines, reforming medical malpractice laws, allowing health care costs to be tax-deductible, expanding Health Savings Accounts, not funding abortion and bolstering state-based high risk pools for those with pre-existing conditions. Solving our country’s health care problems begins by coupling free-market methods with patient-centered solutions.