Kansas AG Says The Affordable Care Act Could Risk Consumer Privacy

By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)
By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the Affordable Health Care Act could risk consumer privacy.

This week Schmidt called on the Obama Administration to step up consumer privacy protections as it implements the Affordable Care Act.

Schmidt and nine other state Attorney General's sent a letter this week to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius raising concerns about consumer protections under the law.

The Attorney General's focused on the lack of background checks to ensure the integrity of the people who become "navigators."

Affordable Care Act navigators have access to consumers personal information, the lack of screening creates a risk of identity theft.

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