This wasn’t exactly difficult to predict, either.
Months ago, we highlighted the near certainty of excessive Identity Theft and Fraud which would result from the overly-lax security measures in the various exchanges. Then as now, it was a forgone conclusion that people’s private information would be compromised and abused, once they entered it into the Heathcare.gov website.
Anyone surprised by this simply hasn’t been paying attention:
This week a news report from CNBC raised some eyebrows, as it highlighted the likely risk of fraud and abuse in conjunction with the implementation of Obamacare:
Scammers have been at it for more than a year now, but consumer advocates and security experts warn that the problem will worsen as we get closer to Oct. 1. That’s when the millions of uninsured Americans can use a health insurance exchange, set-up by their state or by the federal government, to shop for coverage.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record here, I’ll repeat something I’ve said many times over the last year:
We can’t allow ourselves to become distracted!
I know, I know: the kids are out of school, it’s summer vacation, yada, yada, yada… Plus, the news cycle has been consumed with a variety of items lately (George Zimmerman, Immigration, Obama’s Africa Extravaganza, Edward Snowden, etc.,…).
But while each of those stories are important to one degree or another, they’re all that’s been breathlessly hyperbolized by our National News Spinners. Meanwhile, one of the most debilitating laws in the history of our nation has continued to roll along: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare“.
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