Larry Kocot Quoted in “ObamaCare Week 16: Demographics, Delays and Security Hearings”


Larry Kocot, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office, was quoted in an article titled "ObamaCare Week 16: Demographics, Delays and Security Hearings."

Following is an excerpt:

Brookings Institution visiting fellow Larry Kocot says there is still time and room for improvement in regard to the pool of enrollees.

"They are behind, so the focus is on the level of improvement they put in and how people are impacted by the rollout so far," Kocot says. "And how many people are actually able to afford this." ?...

"I think it's a prudent step to protect vulnerable patients from instability that is still in the marketplace," Kocot says. "Gaps in coverage are dangerous for them, it's not a bad thing to do, but it demonstrates there are still issues with transitions and they are concerned about them." ?...

Kocot says because continued issues with the site's security continue to be raised, if a hack does occur, it will be a major issue for the administration.

"The committee is really concerned about and the administration seems to be saying, 'everything is fine—there are no breaches,'" he says. "But the fact that people are on the record with their opinions—if there is a breach, it will be heard around the world. That being said, heightened emphasis on security isn't a bad thing."