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Obamacare Enrollment Data Breach May Trigger Privacy Probe

Oct. 24, 2018, 10:11 AM

A recent hack of Obamacare enrollment records might result in a full-blown privacy investigation of the government agency that is responsible for the federal health-care exchange and serve as a wake-up call to the government.

The Obamacare breach, which exposed 75,000 enrollment records, also might cause hospitals and health insurers to begin to question the government’s commitment to the very health-care data security rules they created.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services indicated that problems occurred in the federally run Obamacare insurance exchange, and didn’t affect exchanges that were run by states. Roughly 8.7 million consumers are signed up...

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