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Obamacare and the Facilitation of Criminal Activity

Lack of security at HealthCare.gov and the failure of the IRS to prevent fraud aid and abet a potential crime spree.

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Rick Moran

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December 5, 2013 - 12:17 pm
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Suppose there was a company that deliberately designed a website with big enough holes in security that you could drive a semi through them. Further suppose that the company then launched a billion-dollar ad blitz luring customers to that site. The CEO of the company went on national TV touting the benefits of the website and urged people to use it.

Later, when the security flaws were exposed by identity thieves and hackers who proceeded to steal the personal information of users, wouldn’t that company be liable for any losses suffered by consumers? Perhaps some enterprising prosecutor could even charge principles in the company with criminal facilitation, given the deliberate design flaws that resulted in the security breach.

Yes, we’re talking about HealthCare.gov and the jaw-dropping evidence that has come to light that the website was constructed without security being built into it.

CNBC reports:

“When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time,” said David Kennedy, a so-called “white hat” hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.

“It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn’t built into it,” said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. “We’re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.”

Even more incredibly, not only is the administration denying there’s much of a problem, the president himself is leading the effort to lure the marks right into the tender clutches of the thieves and hackers circling the website like vultures as this is being written:

Now that the website is working for the vast majority of people, we need to make sure that folks refocus on what’s at stake here, which is the capacity for you or your families to be able to have the security of decent health insurance at a reasonable cost through choice and competition on this marketplace and tax credits that you may be eligible for that can save you hundreds of dollars in premium costs every month, potentially.

So we just need people to — now that we are getting the technology fixed — we need you to go back, take a look at what’s actually going on, because it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families. And maybe it won’t make a difference right now if you’re feeling healthy, but I promise you, if somebody in your family — heaven forbid — gets sick, you’ll see the difference. And it will make all the difference for you and your families.

The hackers can read too. You’ve got to assume they’ve been perusing the same stuff we’ve been reading about the “limitless” security problems with HealthCare.gov. How long do you think it will be before we have our first major hack of the website? Or one of the state exchanges?

And do you think the administration will inform us if one occurs?

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Remember that theft is a revolutionary act!
I think Victor Davis Hanson hit it on the head when he wrote about Obama being an agent of chaos. If he generates enough chaos, he supposes that the population will demand that he restore order.
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Aw c'mon, Moran. This whole healthcare.gov thing is ground the gubmint has travelled before, and these highly-paid early-retiring gold-plated benefits bureaucrats know what they're doing here. Hundreds of billions are stolen every year from Medicaid and Medicare, all they're doing is concentrating the thieves into a single sphere of operation. They probably have a secret plan to enance overall gubmint healthcare fraud fighting that they can't reveal cuz of national security.

The only other way would be for the gubmint to get out of healthcare altogether. That would set doctors free, make healthcare consumers sensitive to costs and thereby lower overall costs. It would also get the federal gubmint out of the healthcare business, which it had no legal authority to be in in the first place.
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Remember that theft is a revolutionary act!
I think Victor Davis Hanson hit it on the head when he wrote about Obama being an agent of chaos. If he generates enough chaos, he supposes that the population will demand that he restore order.
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"Only a totalitarian approach would work"
Why would they be any better at that?
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Impeach lower level officials (for starters).
Televise it.
Republicans will win in a landslide.
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why lower level officials, start at the top, can cut the head off this monster.
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obama and the Democrats are truly revolting creatures. People need to go to prison, obama first. There are no limits to the depths that these thugs will descend to to achieve their goals. This goes far beyond simple narcissism or psychopathic behavior. This is pure evil.
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We should all be "revolting creatures".
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Socrates in the Republic teaches the safety of the city requires that the people choose worthy guardians; the credentials for a guardian according to Socrates is that he must be innately just and must have a love for philosophy (political wisdom). We can find examples of such philosopher kings in names like Cicero, Jesus, and Thomas Jefferson. Socrates also gives a description of someone unsuitable for the guardianship of the city; someone who is naturally inclined toward wickedness, and having no love for wisdom, loves personal entertainment. Americans must ask themselves, why is America losing the protection of their laws? Because the American people have failed to secure good guardians of the law; they have failed in electing philosopher kings and have handed the most dangers force in the human community, the police power of the state, over to unaccountable agents who lack a natural inclination toward justice and fail to love wisdom. Article VIII to the US Constitution restores the philosopher king as guardian over the laws of the Union. Read it: CHCAFE.WORDPRESS.com
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At the Hospital that is what we call a HIPPA violation. One can get fired, and/or go to jail for it. Of course, this is the government we are writing about where you can not be fired, or go to jail for anything wrong you do.

Strange.
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