GOP: Delay ObamaCare exchange enrollment until data privacy tested

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin HatchThe holy grail of tax policy GOP lawmakers ask IRS to explain M wasted on unusable email system GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election MORE (R-Utah) says people will be required to provide personal information, such as their Social Security number and income data, to the exchanges. That data will be forwarded to a federal data hub that will allow the government to verify this data.

But Hatch, the Senate sponsor of the Trust But Verify Act, says there has been no independent verification that people's data will remain private. His bill would require the Government Accountability Office to verify that these safeguards are in place.

"It would simply be irresponsible to open the exchanges without adequate safeguards to protect and secure consumers' personal information," he said Wednesday. "While the administration claims that these safeguards exist, there is simply no way to verify these claims absent an independent review."

Hatch's bill is co-sponsored by 28 Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellFive takeaways from Florida Senate debate Liberal groups call for delaying cures bill to next year Conservative groups urge against extending energy tax breaks MORE (Ky.). In the House, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) proposed a companion bill, along with three other Republicans.