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Oregon Healthcare Exchange Sends Personal Information to Wrong Customers!

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A number of applicants to Oregon’s Obamacare website not only got other people’s personal information in the mail, but theirs was compromised as well!

The National Review Online reported this week that Cover Oregon — the state’s healthcare exchange — sent information packets to numerous applicants that not only contained their own personal information, but that of others. The information included names, address, phone numbers, social security numbers and other sensitive data!

The Review talked with 55-year-old Valarie Henderson of Salem who said she received the packet, and it contained personal data for several other individuals.   From the Review:

Henderson wanted to call the people in question, but the page listing contact information wasn’t included in her packet. She’s now concerned that her information could be similarly exposed and says she is sure that this is not the first time a user’s information has been compromised.”

Cover Oregon spokesman Michael Cox said the exchange was aware of the incident and that it was under investigation. According to the Statesman Journal, he could not say whether the incident was isolated or if other similar leaks had occurred.”

Stunning! Officials don’t even know how widespread this issue is. Numerous other reports have been pouring in from across the country about similar personal data breaches and errors. It won’t be a surprise if over the coming months, we see a big spike in identity fraud stemming from these healthcare exchange mistakes.

 

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