Dear Readers: Per our promise last month, Silvio Canto Jr. and I will be chatting with Legal Insurrection’s Mandy Nagy. She will be giving us her latest update on the Obamacare exchange website and other, related news. Join us this Thursday (click HERE at 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST for live show, or later podcast).
From the Legal Insurrection files:
The personal information of approximately 90,000 patients of Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center, which are part of UW Medicine, has reportedly been compromised as the result of a malware attack that affected a facility computer that stored patient data.
From Tammy Bruce:
Another Shoe Drops: Insurers Worried People Will Pay For Obamacare But Not Get Insurance
While the Obama Zombies try to fix the front end, it looks like the back-end of ObamaCare remains a mess. The complete and utter disaster keeps rolling along, destroying everything it touches. This report from CNN is quite good at explaining what this problem really means.
Then there is this gem:
It could take a year to secure the risk of “high exposures” of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday.
“When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time,” said David Kennedy, a so-called “white hat” hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.
“It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn’t built into it,” said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. “We’re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.”
Finally, I will have to ask her if the payment system for Obamacare is now operational.