/ Modified jan 10, 2014 10:57 a.m.

House Implements New Security Requirements for Obamacare

Most of AZ's congressional delegation voted for bill; Republicans say necessary to deal with potential security breaches online.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 291-122 to approve legislation imposing new security requirements on the Obama administration’s implementation of the health care law.

Democratic Reps. Ron Barber, Ann Kirkpatrick, and Kyrsten Sinema joined the Republican members of Arizona’s congressional delegation in voting for the bill.

The only Arizona representatives to vote against the bill were Reps. Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor.

Republicans sid the bill was necessary to deal with potential security breaches, though they have offered no examples of cases in which personal data had been compromised.

They cited the case of Target Corp., which was the victim of hacking last year.

Democrats said the bill is designed to scare Americans from enrolling for coverage.

The administration opposes the bill, which stands no chance in the Democratic-led Senate.

The House voted more than 40 times last year to repeal, replace or undo parts of the law. Republicans see the law's troubles as paying political dividends in this election year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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