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  • Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Sues Deep State FBI

    07/29/2017 12:17:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 28, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Files Three Lawsuits Seeking Communications of Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Judicial Watch Sues for More Info on Comey Memos Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov Security Nightmare Revealed Judicial Watch Files Three Lawsuits Seeking Communications of Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe These past few days saw a significant advance in our efforts to plumb the depths of what was going on at the top of the FBI during the late stages of the Obama administration and during the early days of the Trump administration. The advance includes three Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Justice...
  • HHS failed to heed many warnings that HealthCare.gov was in trouble

    02/23/2016 8:40:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2016 | by Amy Goldstein
    During the two years before the disastrous opening of HealthCare.gov, federal officials in charge of creating the online insurance marketplace received 18 written warnings that the mammoth project was mismanaged and off course but never considered postponing its launch, according to government investigators. The warnings included a series of 11 scathing reviews from an outside consultant - among them a top-10 list of risks drawn up in the spring of 2013 that cited inadequate planning for the website's capacity and deviations from usual IT standards. A few months before, then-Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had hired another consultant...
  • New HHS Documents Reveal Security Concerns, Healthcare.gov Had No "Authorization to Operate"

    01/20/2016 1:04:37 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JANUARY 19, 2016
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released over 1,000 pages of new documents that show federal health care officials knew that the Obamacare website, when it launched in 2013, did not have the required "authorization to operate" (ATO) from agency information security officials. These documents, obtained from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), come in two productions of records: a 143-page production and an 886-page production. The email records reveal that HHS officials had significant concerns about the security of the Healthcare.gov site leading up to its October 1, 2013, launch. Judicial Watch obtained the HHS documents...
  • Makeover Coming for HealthCare.gov

    10/13/2015 1:58:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/13/2015 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — Acknowledging at least tacitly the difficulties of some health care consumers, the Obama administration plans major changes to HealthCare.gov this year to make it easier for shoppers to find health insurance plans that include their doctors and to predict their health care costs for the coming year. With substantial premium increases coming in some states in 2016, administration officials are expecting that many consumers already in the Affordable Care Act’s networks will have to switch health plans and find new doctors as they scramble for cheaper alternatives. And millions more Americans could be receiving health insurance through health...
  • Obamacare Database With Personal Information on Millions Had ‘Basic Security Flaws’

    09/24/2015 2:38:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | September 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    An Obamacare database storing personal information on millions of Americans including Social Security Numbers was riddled with “basic security flaws,” according to a report from an agency watchdog. ABC News reports: The government stored sensitive personal information on millions of health insurance customers in a computer system with basic security flaws, according to an official audit that uncovered slipshod practices. The Obama administration said it acted quickly to fix all the problems identified by the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office. But the episode raises questions about the government’s ability to protect a vast new database at a time...
  • Obamacare Waste Continues to Pile Up

    09/26/2015 8:48:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Heartland ^ | 9/26/15 | Justin Haskins
    **SNIP** According to Whitehouse.gov, an official website of the Obamacare administration, the ACA “reduces health care costs,” in part, “by … cracking down on waste, fraud, and abuse.” A new government audit of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) management of contracts made with eight companies that helped to build the Healthcare.gov website, shows the 20 contracts “most critical to the website’s operation” – worth roughly $600 million in total – were incredibly mismanaged. According to the report, millions were wasted in cost overruns, shoddy practices, and poor business practices. John Tozzi of Bloomberg Business reports the primary...
  • $600 Mil in Obamacare Deals Plagued With Fraud, Negligence

    09/18/2015 2:45:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 18, 2015
    Months after Judicial Watch exposed massive security risks with the government’s healthcare.gov website, afederal audit reveals that the public employees responsible for overseeing the disastrous Obamacare site were not properly trained, failed to keep adequate records and stood by as delays mounted to millions over the original contract costs. We’re talking an astounding $600 million in contracts to build the website for the president’s signature healthcare law. The government employees tasked with supervising the colossal project actually helped private contractors fleece American taxpayers, according to an investigation conducted by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General (IG). Most of...
  • Obamacare sticker shock fears: Government pleads with Americans to shop around

    12/04/2014 7:41:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The administration is trying to preempt Obamacare sticker shock in 2015 by pleading with Americans to shop around in the marketplaces instead of automatically re-enrolling in the health plans they chose last year. Officials said Thursday those who don’t look around and compare plans during open enrollment could see their costs rise because the so-called benchmark plans are more expensive this year.But the Health and Human Services Department said there are more insurers offering more plans this year, meaning that in most states consumers can choose from three or more issuers. And HHS said those options mean most consumers who...
  • Key ObamaCare official used threats, 'tantrums' to push website launch despite concerns...

    11/19/2014 7:29:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    foxnews ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Stephanie McNeal
    A key ObamaCare official engaged in a “cruel and uncaring march” to launch the federal health care website last year and wasn’t open to seeking a delay despite concerns, according to a newly revealed email from her former second-in-command. The damning email from Michelle Snyder, the then-chief technology officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was released to FoxNews.com ahead of a Wednesday House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee hearing on the security and botched rollout of Healthcare.gov. In the September 2013 email to Todd Park, the former Chief Technology Officer of the U.S., Snyder characterized her then-boss,...
  • Key ObamaCare official used threats, 'tantrums' to push website launch despite concerns, email

    11/19/2014 1:53:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Stephanie McNeal
    A key ObamaCare official engaged in a “cruel and uncaring march” to launch the federal health care website last year and wasn’t open to seeking a delay despite concerns, according to a newly revealed email from her former second-in-command.The damning email from Michelle Snyder, formerly the No. 2 official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was released to FoxNews.com ahead of a Wednesday House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee hearing on the security and botched rollout of Healthcare.gov.In the September 2013 email to Todd Park, the former Chief Technology Officer of the U.S., Snyder characterized her then-boss, CMS...
  • Obamacare website opens second enrollment period with few hiccups

    11/16/2014 8:44:58 AM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | november 16, 2014 | CORINNE LESTCH 
    Obamacare has apparently been cured. After the registration process was addled with technical glitches in 2013, the second enrollment period under President Obama’s health-care law launched on Saturday with few hiccups. Officials phased in the operation by allowing people to scout out potential 2015 plans the week before the launch, and have targeted uninsured people in nail salons, pizzerias and laundermats.
  • Covered California Website Outage Hides Huge Premium Increases

    10/31/2014 5:49:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    As someone who was forced into Covered California (CC) last year when Aetna, my long-time and excellent healthcare insurer, exited California’s individual market, I am painfully aware of the technical incompetence of the CC website. This year, the CC website has been down for the last two weeks, even though CC renewals are due by November 15th. As someone who had their monthly healthcare premium jacked-up by 71% from $780 a month in 2013 with Aetna to $1,336 with Covered California in 2014, it seems convenient the website outage is hiding the huge premium increases many new Covered Californians are...
  • Next edition of HealthCare.gov is unveiled

    10/08/2014 9:22:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 7:33 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challenge. Officials also said that HealthCare.gov won’t display premiums for 2015 until the second week of November. Open enrollment season runs Nov. 15 through Feb. 15. Coverage can start as early as Jan. 1. […] The goof is a mistranslation in large type on the home page of the Spanish-language version of the site. It’s the very first word on the page. Trying to translate “get ready,” someone came up with the wrong word in...
  • Obama to Hide Obamacare Rates Till After Election Day

    10/09/2014 7:00:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Townhall Magazine ^ | Oct 09, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    HealthCare.gov, the online portal where millions of Americans must by health insurance, will not display premiums for 2015 until after the 2014 elections ... Americans will not be able to find out if their health insurance premiums are going up "until the second week of November," which conveniently falls after Americans will go to the polls November 4th.
  • Read 8 damning emails from behind the scenes of the Healthcare.gov meltdown

    09/18/2014 8:53:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    We all now know what happened with the federal healthcare marketplace, Healthcare.gov. The three-year development was complicated by changing specifications, and the government's convoluted procurement process meant entrenched companies were getting contracts over and over. But a wave of government accountability reports, concluded after months of investigations, is bringing new attention to the meltdown. The Government Office of Accountability released a report earlier this week detailing the security flaws in the site, but a report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released yesterday is even more damning.
  • Government Insider Warned of HealthCare.gov Security Risks: ‘I Am Tired of the Cover Ups’

    09/18/2014 7:06:02 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 9/18/2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Government insiders who flagged security issues prior to the launch of HealthCare.gov were right to be concerned. That’s according to a new audit by the Government Accountability Office, which concluded that security weaknesses are putting “the sensitive personal information” contained by HealthCare.gov and its related systems at risk. As the Obama administration prepared to launch the website last fall, one of those insiders voiced concern about the vulnerabilities and complained about “cover ups” masking the severity of the problems.
  • Did Obama just plug healthcare.gov at his photo op in Estonia??

    09/03/2014 2:25:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    9/2/14
    I could have swore I just heard Obama talking about how great his death panels web site was....did anyone else catch that? I couldn't rewind it...
  • Hacker Breached HealthCare.gov Insurance Site

    09/04/2014 2:51:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    A hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, according to federal officials. Investigators found no evidence that consumers' personal data was taken in the breach, federal officials said. The hacker appears only to have accessed a server used to test code for HealthCare.gov. The Department of Health and Human Services discovered the attack last week.
  • Hacker Successfully Breached Healthcare.gov Insurance Website

    09/04/2014 2:20:13 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/4/2014 | Jason Howerton
    A hacker successfully breached Healthcare.gov in July and uploaded “malicious software,” MarketWatch reports, citing federal officials. However, investigators said consumers’ personal information doesn’t appear to have been compromised or stolen. In a written statement, the Department of Health and Human Services noted that its review shows that the hacked server “did not contain consumer personal information; data was not transmitted outside the agency, and the website was not specifically targeted.” The statement also claimed that measures have been taken to “further strengthen security.”
  • White House won't reveal documents related to ObamaCare website security

    08/19/2014 1:22:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 19, 2014
    The White House has rejected a request to publicly disclose documents relating to the kinds of security software and computer systems behind the federal health care exchange website on the grounds that the information could "potentially" be used by hackers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services denied a Freedom of Information Act request made late last year by the Associated Press amid concerns that Republicans raised about the security of the website, which had technical glitches that prevented millions of people from signing up for insurance under ObamaCare. In denying access to the documents, including what's known as a...