Obamacare is to take effect in just 6 weeks and now millions of American’s personal information may be at risk because of it. This is because the Department of Health and Human Services is putting a delay on it because of the verification process its security system is doing that may pose a threat in putting personal information such as records of millions of Americans at risk. This is all according to a report made by USA Today on August 21.
In the middle of this major problem is the Federal Services Data Hub which is a network that shares information and is supposed to launch on October 1. This data hub has millions of Americans personal records which will be shared among many federal agencies that includes the IRS, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and even many state governments.
With as many as the millions of Americans personal information that could be shared, this is very unsettling. This data hub is the main target of identity thieves and cyber-attacks. This is why it requires the strongest measures of security.
According to the report, the administration has had as much as three years to get security measures in place to prevent this and they have not done anything until now. Just winging it the day before is a very unacceptable thing to do and this breaches the public’s trust in the government.
This is why we need to be made known about the potential security breaches that could pose a threat to the many Americans who will be subject to sign up for Obamacare. There will be no security measures in place before Americans are enrolled in this new insurance program. Not only this, but those who have the job of enrolling people in this program will not even be made to have a background check done on them. This is serious stuff!