Elise Viebeck reports:
Leaders on a top House committee are pushing the federal Health Department to change the way it identifies people on Medicare.
To reduce the risk of identity theft, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must remove Social Security numbers from the Medicare card, the GOP lawmakers charged Monday.
Read more on The Hill.
They’re right, of course, although SSN also needs to be limited in other uses. And this is not the first time the issue has been raised. Will Congress have the will and provide the resources for HHS to actually do this, however? One can hope.