McConnell: Don't open insurance exchanges unless privacy is protected

It isn't only a question of privacy. But how many computer-savvy people who don't trust the government when they say an insurance exchange website is secure will refuse to buy insurance until someone they trust tells them their information won't end up in the hands of hackers? Simply put, this issue has the ability to destroy Obamacare. If there aren't enough healthy people who sign up to offset the cost of sick people paying the same rates, premiums will rise out of sight - and beyond the ability of most Americans to pay even with a subsidy. Weekly Standard: Reuters recently reported that security testing for Obamacare is months behind schedule. And Michael Astrue, former HHS general counsel and Social Security commissioner, has warned in THE WEEKLY STANDARD that "unless delayed and fixed" the Obamacare exchanges will "inflict on the public the most widespread violation of the Privacy Act in our history." Today, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell sent a letter to a...(Read Full Post)