First Case of ObamaCare Identity Theft?

First Case of ObamaCare Identity Theft?
Friday, Connecticut officials began looking into what may become ObamaCare’s first known case of identity theft. The personal information, to include some social security numbers and other sensitive information, of approximately 400 people may have been stolen from the state-run exchange. CNBC reported, “The ‘very serious’ data breach came to light Friday when a person found a backpack on a street in downtown Hartford, the state’s capital, which contained ‘four notepads with personal information for approximately 400 individuals,’ according to Kevin Counihan, CEO of the Access Health CT exchange.”  According to CNBC, the backpack with the handwritten notes was located on the same street where Access Health is located.
This incident certainly provides ammunition to those who have long argued that the infrastructure established to implement Obamacare is fraught with opportunities for the compromise of sensitive data. As officials in Connecticut look into this case, Americans nationwide are becoming increasingly uneasy over the apparent inability of the government to guarantee the protection of one of their most sacred assets – personal identity.

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