A House panel checked the pulse of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation and found no clear signs of disaster.

Representatives of four big contractors testified in a rare joint appearance Tuesday before the House Energy and Commerce committee that they believe the exchange program will start on time. The contractors have routinely ignored media requests to explain their work, but they could not rebuff Congress.

The contractors each said at the hearing they would be ready, and said they have strong safeguards in place to protect the privacy of personal data — an issue Republicans have lately raised as a potential vulnerability.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.