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78% Fear ObamaCare Site Security, Could Deter Signups


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Who would willingly hand over the personal data to a website that has admitted has no security?

Not to mention the fact that there is no way to pay for the policies that you might select, if you can even find one.

Liberals keep pretending that if they can just fix the access issues, that everything is going to be wonderful. All that's going to happen is that all the downstream issues are going to become bigger and more exposed.

 

http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/112913-680895-obamacare-website-security-fears-may-depress-enrollment.htm

 

In what could be the biggest handicap to getting people to sign up for ObamaCare, the public is over whelmingly concerned about the security of the information compiled by the health care exchange.

The latest IBD/TIPP Poll finds that 78% say Americans should be worried about the security of the ObamaCare exchange website, and 53% say they should be "very concerned." This view was shared across parties, with 69% of Democrats saying security concerns are warranted.

More worrisome for the law's success, 82% of those aged 18-24 say concern is justified. These are among the people ObamaCare most desperately needs to enroll to keep overall premiums from spiraling out of control.

Fears about ObamaCare websites could help explain why enrollment is well below forecast at both the federal and state-run exchanges. They also could deter sign-ups even as the online exchanges become easier to use.

Exchanges collect piles of highly sensitive confidential information that identity thieves desire, including income, birth dates and Social Security numbers.

The public's security fears have been stoked by a raft of stories and reports suggesting that the exchange websites aren't nearly as secure as they should be.

Security Experts Warn

At a recent congressional hearing, security experts warned about ongoing security risks at the Healthcare.gov site.

Morgan Wright, CEO of Crowd Sourced Investigations, told lawmakers that Healthcare.gov had more than 500 million lines of code — more than 20 times as much as Facebook (FB) and nearly 10 times as much as Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 8 — and that this complexity made it ripe for hackers.

Wright also warned that there was no "clearly defined and qualified security lead" at the site, which he said was "inconsistent with accepted practices."

TrustedSec CEO David Kennedy added that "basic security was not built into the Healthcare.gov website," and no formal testing was done. As a result, he said, the site faced a "critical risk for unauthorized access."

When asked at the hearing whether the site should be shut down until it's secure, three of the four experts said "yes."


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78% of who, the coffee clutch at the KKK meeting?

Have you signed up and given them all your personal data?

No, of course you haven't. Even YOU aren't that stupid.

 

I do love watching the left scream racism though. It's just more proof that they acknowledge they have no REAL argument.

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