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The Obama administration threw an interception right into Republican opposition hands with a broken play called Obamacare and the Affordable Care system. Republicans wanted a ‘train wreck’ and they got one, thanks to no help from them.

Rep. Mike Rogers, R- Mich. introduced new criticism this weekend on Meet the Press, by highlighting information security flaws. Never mind that the administration reports that the “front end” is fixed. The back-end handoff to insurance carriers may not be.

In a report from NBC News, he also charged,

“We’ve broken the system to help a few,” he contended, arguing that many Americans are “absolutely apoplectic” about their health insurance policies being cancelled.”

Apparently, Representative Rogers believes that 50 million uninsured Americans are just a handful. That is false on the evidence.

Are what he says about security deficiencies true, or is that an exaggeration also?

Not according to experts at White-hat. Rogers is correct. The system is a failure.

"Poor security on Obamacare site could sacrifice private info

By Dave Jeffers, IDG Creative LabNov 25, 2013 1:00 PMprint

We've been hearing a lot about technical problems with the Federal government's Affordable Care Act (ACA) Web site. But slow downloads and 404 errors aren’t the worst of what could plague the Obamacare site. According to white-hat hacker David Kennedy, the site can be easily hacked, allowing criminals to compromise computers and steal people's private information.

White-hat hackers examine systems, searching for security flaws. But instead of criminally exploiting whatever flaws they find, they report them so that the systems can become more secure. Kennedy is chief executive of TrustedSec, a security company.”

“Republican voices concern about data security on Obamacare website
Sun Dec 1, 2013 10:36 AM EST

By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer, NBC News

As the Obamacare administration claimed new success in getting its health care enrollment web site running, Republican opponents of the Affordable Care Act renewed their criticism Sunday.

“The most important part of this discussion that nobody talks about,” Rep. Mike Rogers, R- Mich., said on NBC’s Meet the Press, is that “the security of this site” and its ability to safeguard health and income information “does not meet even the minimal standards of the private sector.”



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