Congressional committees continue to focus on the experience of consumers and insurers since the insurance portal launched on October 1, along with potential issues related to the security of personal data transmitted through the site. For instance, House hearings this week include an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on “ObamaCare Implementation: The Rollout of”; a Homeland Security Committee on “Cyber Side-Effects: How Secure is the Personal Information Entered into the Flawed”; and an Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled “Obamacare Implementation Problems: More than Just a Broken Website.” Next week, the Energy and Commerce Committee also will examine the security of the site.

In other policy areas, on November 14, the House Small Business Committee is holding a hearing on “Self-Insurance and Health Benefits: An Affordable Option for Small Business.”  On November 15, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will review the FDA’s implementation of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, and on November 19 the panel will focus on federal regulation of mobile medical apps and other health software.