A Republican lawmaker continued his fight against Idaho's health insurance exchange by asking Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to review whether personal information submitted to the Internet marketplace is secure.
In a statement released Monday, Rep. Lynn Luker of Boise said media reports and congressional hearings have revealed concern with security risks in the federal portal, www.healthcare.gov , that Your Health Idaho exchange is using for the first year.
Luker isn't assuaged by exchange chairman Stephen Weeg's assurances in September that the exchange's enrollment software had passed security muster.
Recently, exchange director Amy Dowd has said the exchange's computer software meets security requirements that govern other federal programs.
Dowd says she's been forbidden by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to use federal grants to conduct Idaho's own security assessment.