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Senate set to grill UnitedHealth over Change Healthcare crisis - The Washington Post

March 26, 2024
Washington Post
Summary
The U.S. Senate is preparing to question UnitedHealth Group CEO Andrew Witty about a cyberattack on its subsidiary Change Healthcare, a major medical claims processor. The Senate Finance Committee seeks to understand the company's vulnerability to such attacks, response actions, and steps toward future protection. Amidst rising concerns over the industry's cybersecurity weaknesses, this hearing marks a growing scrutiny on health industry executives, especially given the significant disruption and data theft resulting from this specific cyberattack. UnitedHealth's involvement in the crisis and its aftermath, including the pressure from government officials for greater emergency funding and transparency, highlights the broader challenges of data security and consolidation risks within the healthcare sector.
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