It’s pretty much a given that, if you’re going to sign up for the ObamaCare exchanges, you’re going to have your privacy raided and your identity compromised. The government is incompetent at doing most things. The only thing they’re consistently good at is being shady and dishonest. Handing all of your health and personal information over is a recipe for disaster.
And the disasters have already started. Some government bureaucrat working for Minnesota’s Obamacare exchange, called MNsure, mistakenly emailed the personal data of 2,400 citizens. Thankfully the government stooge sent the unencrypted names, addresses and Social Security numbers to an honest insurance broker and not some other questionable character in his or her email address book. The next 2,400 may not be so lucky.
Did I say “2,400?” Make that 27,000,000. That’s how many people have had their health data given away in security breaches since 2009.
Don’t worry, though. I’m sure the techies responsible for the disastrous Obamacare launch yesterday aren’t the same techies responsible for securing your data. Right? Go ahead, take a chance. It’s only your identity.
They’re in your cell phone data, folks. They’re in your emails, and they’re in your medical data. And this administration uses every bit of information it can to target its “enemies.” Even if identity theft isn’t a concern, their proclivity to use the powers of government against their foes surely is. If you thought the IRS scandal was bad, imagine the Obama administration with a database of everyone’s STDs.
In one of the first breaches of the new Obamacare online marketplaces, an employee of the Minnesota marketplace, called MNsure, accidentally emailed Koester a document containing personally identifying information for more than 2,400 insurance agents, the Minnesota Star Tribune reported. MNsure was able to quickly undo the damage because Koester cooperated with them, but the incident left him unnerved.
“The more I thought about it, the more troubled I was,” Koester told the newspaper. “What if this had fallen into the wrong hands? It’s scary. If this is happening now, how can clients of MNsure be confident their data is safe?”