Docs show the government didn't care that Obamacare website was riddled with security flaws
Documents obtained through an FOIA requiest by Judicial Watch confirms that the government knew in advance that the healthcare.gov website had enormous security holes in it, but they went ahead and encouraged people to use the site anyway.
Hey! It's not their personal and private information that was at risk from hackers. Why should they care?
Top Obama administration officials were notified well in advance of the Affordable Care Act website’s “massive security risks” and they allowed the site to be released on the public regardless, documents released Monday by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch show.
“These are more smoking gun documents that the Obama administration knowingly put the privacy of millions of Americans at risk through Obamacare’s healthcare.gov ‘marketplace,’” the group's president, Tom Fitton, said in a statement.
“And these documents show that this administration was concerned about the political problems of the security flaws but couldn’t care less about the threat to privacy of millions of innocent Americans. Given what we now know about Obamacare’s security, I have little doubt that Healthcare.gov is in danger of being in violation of federal privacy laws. If you share private information on Healthcare.gov or a related Obamacare site, you should assume that your private information is unsecure and at risk at being hacked," the statement added.
The documents show that top Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials were not only aware of the website’s many issues, but that the agency measured these problems in terms of “political … damage” and how much “public embarrassment” would be caused by the flaws.
And although the Obamacare website’s security flaws have already been widely reported in broad terms, specific information detailing the exact nature of said flaws has only just now surfaced.
From top to bottom, from beginning to end, Obamacare has failed to deliver on any of its major promises. This one should concern everyone who signed up for insurance on the healthcare.gov website. It is unconscionable that the administration had such a cavalier - and dangerous - atttidue toward the security of the public's personal information. If any private concern had that kind of attitude, company officials would lose their jobs and it is likely a class action suit would be brought against them.
Instead, the problem is swept under the rug and the the site continues to operate. What's security like now? Since they were assuring us when the site rolled out that security was just fine, how can we believe them now?
Not that there was any credibility remaining anyway.