Yes, the Obama administration knew your personal security might be at risk from the start. Obama launched his wretched health care monstrosity anyway. The heck with your privacy. Elise Hu explains this debacle at NPR.
To the long list of problems plaguing HealthCare.gov, add data security. The enrollment site for the new health insurance exchanges had a security flaw that didn’t get patched up when the exchange marketplace went live.
An internal government memo obtained by The Washington Post and Associated Press is dated Sept. 27 — four days before the HealthCare.gov website went live. It shows the government decided to go forward with launching the site even though there were “inherent security risks.”
The memo says that from a security perspective, aspects of the system that were not tested due to the ongoing development “exposed a level of uncertainty that can be deemed as a high risk for FFM [Federally Facilitated Marketplace].”
Under federal government cybersecurity protocol, someone has to sign off on temporary certifications to operate despite security risks, and in testimony before the House Energy and Commerce panel Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that temporary authority was granted because a security risk “mitigation plan” was in place.
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