Skip to comments.Aetna reveals HIV status of thousands in mass mailing
Posted on 08/24/2017 11:53:58 PM PDT by buckalfa
Healthcare insurer Aetna inadvertently revealed thousands of peoples HIV statuses in a mailing about new medication options to about 12,000 people last month, according to the Legal Action Center and the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania.
The mishap occurred after Aetna mailed the notice in an envelope with a name and address window large enough to show the beginning of the letter, which addresses the patient and their usage of HIV medication.
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Democrat mailing list.
How could anyone at Aetna be so stupid as to let this go out?
That’s a big oops.
Whatever. Those people should have the integrity to let other know anyway.
Too bad. Everyone should know who has HIV. This is a communicateable disease.
This made me remember “skinny Obama” with that pencil-neck he had a few years ago.
One group of people who are glad they met Aetna.
...”Too bad. Everyone should know who has HIV. This is a communicateable disease.”...
Maybe this was not an accident. Maybe there are people on that list who are a threat to others as well as themselves and someone decided it was time to expose them to keep the disease in check. I remember well one thing from my college sociology class. When a nation passes ridiculous laws that the majority disagree with, those laws will eventually be ignored, even if some kind of punishment follows and, when that ice is broken, many will disobey. Giving protection to a disease that kills is just a part of that utopia this government and media “swamp” is using to take freedom and personal choice away from people.
“This is a communicateable disease.”
It is spread by word of mouth?
HIPAA does not survive First Contact with the public school system.
Major HIPAA violation.
“HIPAA does not survive First Contact with the public school system.”
Back in the dark ages of the 1980’s insurance companies wanted to share the names of people who would get a job just to use the million dollar cap on the company’s insurance. Then, they’d quit and find another big company with a million dollar cap. (Yes, there are conditions you can have that would do this.) HIPPAA was created to prevent the companies from sharing those names with each other. Then the law of unintended consequences came into play.
I deal with Aetna on a regular basis. Smart isn’t their super power.
Wonder if they do their own mailings or hire it out.....
Outsourcing IT to India, maybe?
I've touted that for years. :(
I dunno. Other than the recipient, only the postman should be able to see it. And USPS is secure for mailings of US "Secret" publications. (Certainly better than a bathroom-closet server).
Their mailman now knows who not to give that extra special delivery to.
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