And it’s a big one, too. Rep. Diane Black reports on the security issues which still haven’t been addressed:
While there are laws in place to ensure that private companies disclose if someone’s personal information has been compromised, as Watchdog.org reported last month, “there is no law requiring notification when databases run by the federal government are breached, and even though the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was asked to include a notification provision in the rules being drawn up for the new federal exchange, it declined to do so.”
This is an astonishing failure on the part of the administration, though sadly characteristic of how they have proceeded at every turn with implementation of this train wreck. IT experts have repeatedly raised red flags about the security of the information people are putting into the exchanges. In fact, a report last month from HHS noted that 32 security incidents had been logged since the website rolled out Oct. 1st. This website has been described by former Social Security Administrator Michael Astrue as a “hacker’s dream,” and ten Attorneys General even joined together to send a letter citing their security concerns to HHS Secretary Sebelius.
Bill Whittle has commented that Healthcare.gov introduces a single point of failure for what used to be scores of points across three dozen states. It’s also a single point of vulnerability, which is why I’ll never post my information to any government website.