House Passes Sam Johnson Measure to Protect Millions of Seniors from Identity Theft
Washington, DC – Washington, D.C. – Today the House passed, as part of H.R. 2, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) legislation, the Medicare Identity Theft Prevention Act (H.R. 380). This measure would protect American seniors from identity theft by ending the use of Social Security numbers on Medicare cards.
“Our seniors are some of the most vulnerable targets for identity theft, and it’s high time that Congress passes this common-sense solution,” said Johnson. “The Social Security number is the key to identity theft, and thieves are having a field day with seniors’ Medicare cards. And why? Because these cards have seniors’ Social Security numbers printed right on them! Ending Social Security numbers on Medicare cards once and for all is a no-brainer. On behalf of the over 80,000 beneficiaries in Collin County I represent, I look forward to the Senate’s swift passage of this measure.”