A senior Health and Human Services department official said that Healthcare.gov is more secure than private websites and the agency has "gone above and beyond" in protecting information, in testimony on Capitol Hill Thursday.

The Health and Human Services Department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have repeatedly said that the website is secure and while “no security professional will ever guarantee any system is hack proof, I am [sure] the FFM is secure,” said Teresa Fryer, CMS’ chief information security officer, director, enterprise information security group, in response to questioning at the hearing by the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.

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