Maryland Obamacare exchange exposed 600k customers to identity theft

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Imagine what life might be like if the government stopped “helping” so much. Yesterday, it was revealed that the government’s own Environmental Protection Agency had triggered another mine wastewater spill.

Today the bad news comes out of Maryland. According to the state’s Office of Legislative Audits, officials with the Obamacare health insurance exchange risked patient information, violated open-meetings laws, awarded unjustified sole-source contracts, and missed getting $199,000 after failing to submit federal reimbursement requests on time.

Maryland’s auditor found the Maryland Health Benefits Exchange “stored personally identifiable information and federal tax information” for nearly 600,000 people without encrypting it, leaving full names, Social Security numbers and addresses susceptible to identity theft, the OLA report said. Officials also allowed “excessive” administrative access to the network, further risking the system’s integrity.
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