Fri. May 24th, 2024

United Health CEO to face House panel 

Jamie Roberts By Jamie Roberts May24,2024

The May 1 hearing at the House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee will mark the first time Witty appears in the House. The panel’s health subcommittee held a hearing this week about the hack, but no representatives from United testified.  
“Americans are still dealing with the fallout of the Change Healthcare hack. Individuals and smaller providers, in particular, have struggled financially following the cyberattack, threatening critical access for patients,” Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and oversight subcommittee chair Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) said in a joint statement Friday.  “While we’re disappointed that UnitedHealth could not join us for the recent Health Subcommittee hearing on cybersecurity, we look forward to learning more on what happened in the lead up to, and in the weeks following, the attack,” the lawmakers said.  Change Healthcare is the country’s largest medical claims processor, serving as a sort of clearinghouse of data for health insurers and providers. February’s cyberattack sent shockwaves through the whole health industry, even halting operations at some clinics and hospitals. Billions of dollars in payments to providers were held up, and Change still hasn’t fully recovered. 
 At the hearing this week, lawmakers expressed frustration that nobody from United, which acquired Change in 2022, attended. There was talk of a possible subpoena.   
Witty is expected to testify soon before the Senate Finance Committee. 

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2 thoughts on “United Health CEO to face House panel ”
  1. It is concerning that UnitedHealth did not participate in the recent cybersecurity hearing, especially considering the significant impact of the Change Healthcare hack on Americans. I hope the upcoming testimony sheds light on the events surrounding the cyberattack and the measures being taken to prevent such incidents in the future.

  2. “It’s concerning that UnitedHealth didn’t take part in the recent cybersecurity hearing. It’s crucial to understand the impact of the Change Healthcare hack, especially on individuals and smaller providers who are still struggling financially. Looking forward to hearing Witty’s testimony before the Senate Finance Committee.”

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