OPEN ITEM – Rep. Buschon Challenges Security of Healthcare.Gov
Our Hoosier Highlight has been updated with Representative Larry Bucshon (R-Newburg) challenging Obama Administration officials on the security of data on the Healthcare.gov website. Just go to our Homepage and check out the Hoosier Highlight on the top of the page to watch his comments during a hearing in the Science, Space and Technology Committee. You can watch the entire hearing about HealthCare.gov Web Site Security on the C-SPAN website.
Rep. Bucshon’s concerns strike directly at the legitimacy of government – that if a government program mandates citizen participation but can’t protect citizens’ information from being stolen, their confidence in the government is destroyed. As a surgeon Rep. Bucshon has keen insight on the impact of these security breaches. The federal government isn’t exactly popular, the ongoing security vulnerabilities associated with Healthcare.Gov only serves to make it less popular.
The big news this week promises to be the outcome of HJR 3 and how Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) follows through on his commitments to get the legislation through committee to a vote on the House floor. As we shared with you earlier this week, it sounds like all options are on the table and that the Judiciary Committee may not be the group of legislators to decide the bill’s fate.
If you missed it over the weekend Scott Tibbs shared his thoughts on a bill before the General Assembly that deserves a committee hearing. There are many bills that get filed that don’t get much coverage – let us know if you see one that you think deserves more attention and we’ll take a look at it!
Also, Rob Burgess follows up his piece last week encouraging people to file for office with advice on what to do if you actually listened to him and file for office. If you’re thinking about running for office or ready to take the plunge, be sure to check out his contribution.
Finally, today is our first in our re-launch of “Candidate Monday” pieces where we profile the candidates running for the Republican nomination for Senate District 15. Next week we’ll tackle the campaigns competing for the Republican nomination for State Treasurer. If you have a race you’d like to see us cover, let us know in the comments below or send us a note!