Obamacare Privacy Breach
A South Carolina man says the Healthcare.gov website has breached his privacy by sharing personal information with another website user.
Tom Dougall, an attorney in Elgin, South Carolina told News 13 by email he's "worried about his privacy" because he has no idea how much information the site divulged.
The story broke over the weekend on The Foundry, a blog site published by the Heritage Foundation. It was contacted by a North Carolina man who says he logged into his Healthcare.gov account and found information for Dougall. He contacted Dougall, who had no idea how his personal information got into another user's account.
Dougall says he can't get anyone from Health and Human Services to help him "with a very simple goal of simply deleting my information from the website."
HHS released this statement from Press Secretary Fabian Levy by email:
"An incident involving the personal information of one consumer was reported to CMS and we took immediate steps to address the issue. We identified a piece of software code that needed to be fixed and that fix is now in place. We have a team working to address security as part of our 24/7 effort. We take security issues very seriously and we will take the appropriate steps to follow up with this individual directly."
By Frank Fraboni