The bill would set up a verification system to make sure people buying insurance in the exchanges are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants, using Social Security data and Homeland Security Department files. The bill would impose penalties for fraud and identity theft.
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Senate’s 10-year health fix would cost US $856B
In the wake of the discovery of the largest identity theft scheme in history today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that identity thefts across Upstate New York have risen by almost 25% in the last year alone.
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Schumer says national standards needed to fight identity theft
The Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., would address the fundamental ways that information gets into the hands of evildoers and penalize companies who are lax in notifying people that their information has been compromised.
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Sen. Schumer Pushing Legislation To Increase Identity Theft Penalties