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Neugebauer concerned about security of health care program

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Updated: 12/18/2013 12:32 am
Lubbock Congressman Randy Neugebauer was honored with the Spirit of Enterprise Award at the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce's 25th Annual Legislative Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday in Lubbock.
   
Neugebauer attended a Congressional Hearing on Monday that addressed concerns of fraud in the Affordable Care Act's Health Care Navigator Program. 
    
The program serves as an aide in helping families and individuals select the best health care plan for their needs. 
   
Neugebauer said his biggest concern with the program is the lack of security it provides. 

"Some of the things we're learning about these navigators, is that they collect a lot of personal information- your social security number, your date of birth, your income and a lot of information that could be used to actually steal your identity," Congressman Neugebauer said. "The other piece of it that we're concerned about is that these people don't have a lot of knowledge about some of the products that they're helping people determine whether to get. So, we're just concerned that it's another area in this bill that is flawed."

Neugebauer said the most important thing right now is to try to get a farm bill passed.
   
Congress will have a chance to do that when they reconvene on January 6.
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