Not only are Obamacare policies not functional, neither is its website.
The Department of Health and Human Services, which runs the Heathcare.gov website, said that a hack occurred on July 8th and was not discovered for over a month until August 25th. Technicians manually scanning logs found the breach and acted. And the House Oversight Committee is demanding answers.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is demanding a key ObamaCare official testify before his committee after the Obama administration revealed Thursday hackers have successfully breached HealthCare.gov.
Issa, R-Calif., said in a statement that Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “must testify” before his committee on Sept. 18 to discuss “transparency, accountability, and information security” regarding the federal ObamaCare website.
“Considering this administration launched Healthcare.gov over the objections of CMS, it’s unsurprising that the website has suffered a ‘malicious attack,’” Issa said in a statement. “For nearly a year, the administration has dismissed concerns about the security of Healthcare.gov, even as it obstructed congressional oversight of the issue.”
Apparently, the security breach happened because someone connected a computer to the internet that wasn’t supposed to be.
An anonymous HHS employee told The Wall Street Journal that the attack was apparently the first instance of a hacker successfully breaking through the site’s defenses.
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said the hack came as a “surprise to no one.” Adding, “It’s yet another deeply disturbing failure of the President’s health law, and once again it is the American people who are bearing the brunt of the law’s failures.”
This security breach shows how vulnerable the Heathcare.gov website is. It’s only a matter of time before another error by a government worker compromises the personal information of millions of Americans.
Would you trust the government with all your personal information?