HHS Inspector General: Obamacare Privacy Protections Way Behind Schedule
by Katy Abram
Many people, including Senator Max Baucus who authored Obamacare, are saying the PPACA is a train wreck. As the federal government moves towards the October 1st deadline for the federal exchange to be up and running it looks like there is a bit of a problem as pointed out by Forbes contributor Avik Roy:
In order for Obamacare to work, the government will need to know a lot about your financial, medical, and employment situation. Has the Obama administration set up adequate safeguards to protect Americans’ privacy under the law? According to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the answer is no. Based on OIG’s analysis, Obamacare’s exchanges may end up illegally exposing Americans’ private records to hackers and criminals.
It certainly makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up to even consider the unleashing of my private medical records to hackers and criminals. If you would read more of this article click here.