Another #Obamacare web site security screw-up

Posted by: Phineas on November 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Obama foreign policy advisers

Healthcare.gov site design team

Via Andrew Malcolm, this one’s a beaut:

Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health plan was canceled. What he discovered was an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to individuals from another state.

“I was in complete shock,” said Hadley, who contacted Heritage after becoming alarmed at the breach of privacy.

Hadley, a North Carolina father, buys his insurance on the individual market. His insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, directed him to HealthCare.gov in a cancellation letter he received in September.

After multiple attempts to access the problem-plagued website, Hadley finally made it past the registration page Thursday. That’s when he was greeted with downloadable letters about eligibility — for two people in South Carolina.

Hadley and one of the men to whom the letters were addressed, Attorney Elgin Dougall of South Carolina, have since been trying to get the mess straightened out, but the HHS “help lines” seem to be of no help.

Read the whole thing. As I wrote before, there is no way short of the threat of death that I am going anywhere near healthcare.gov.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Carlos says:

    but the HHS “help lines” seem to be of no help.

    That’s funny – neither does the “affordable” health care act passed by jackasses and secretly lauded by Repub “leadership” by their thunderous silence in doing anything about it, or even making more than a half-hearted public show in milquetoast statements.