Since it’s infamous debut the Obamacare website has been nothing short of a genuine epic fail. Nearly a billion dollars spent to build a website that crashed, failed to do what it was designed to do, and provided less security than a Microsoft Operating System set to default.
Anyone who thinks that every malicious hacker, scam artist and cyber-criminal on earth hasn’t already infiltrated the Obamacare website just hasn’t been paying attention.
Obamacare websites have “no safeguards” to protect Americans who enroll in the health insurance exchanges from hackers who will “empty your bank account,” according to internet security pioneer John McAfee.
McAfee said he could create a fake Obamacare exchange website for “a couple hundred dollars” and expect a big return on the scam.
“I’ll ask you your social security, your date of birth, [so] an hour later I can empty your bank account,” he told Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson.
“And this is going to happen, it’s going to happen soon. Nothing in the Obamacare system safeguards against this,” he said.
The interview was a follow-up to McAfee’s conversation with Fox’s Neil Cavuto last week.
“There is no central place where I can go and say, ‘OK, here are all the legitimate brokers and examiners, for all of the states,’ and pick and choose one,” McAfee told Cavuto.
“[I]nstead, any hacker can put a website up, and make it look extremely competitive, and because of the nature of the system — this is health care, after all — they can ask you the most intimate questions and you’re freely going to answer them.”
Make no mistake about this, there are tens of thousands of hackers and cyber-criminals out there patiently waiting for Barack Obama to sign up for Obamacare. He is the ultimate prize for the Blackhat hacker or cyber-criminal.
Of course, when he does become a victim of identity theft, and if he signs up for Obamacare as he keeps promising, that most assuredly is a when, not a if, then he, the FBI and the entire US Government will of course cover it up like they did what really happened in Benghazi or with Operation Fast and Furious.
So says Valerie Jarrett, but we’ll see. Think the exchange will stay up long enough? Maybe we should start a pool:
President Obama plans to enroll in ObamaCare on Monday, the final day for individuals to purchase insurance so they are covered by Jan. 1.
White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett signaled the president’s intention to purchase coverage in a phone interview with American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan. …
In recent weeks, White House press secretary Jay Carney has said that the president still planned to enroll, but refused to give details of when that could occur.
“I know that he will and has said that he will — the White House has said that he will — but I don’t have an update,” Carney told reporters earlier this month.
Asked what the president was waiting for — and whether his attempt to enroll in the exchange would be open to members of the press — Carney laughed.
“I’ll get back to you,” he said.
Will Obama bring a laptop to the White House briefing room and let reporters watch him as he successfully enrolls in his own health-care program? Don’t hold your breath … and the President shouldn’t hold his, either. He might need it for when he calls into the help line and has to explain his situation a few times, and then gets assistance in filling out a paper form. Can he use an autopen for that?
This might be tougher than you’d think. Barack Obama will have to enroll through DC Health Link, and that exchange is separate from Healthcare.gov. (If he uses his Chicago home as his residence, he’d use the separate Illinois exchange.) The DC exchange has been so problematic that Congress had to issue an extension to its own staffers two weeks ago. Our friend and current Ted Cruz speechwriter Amanda Carpenter provided a colorful account of her own travails on the exchange before finding out that it would be another month before it could be relied upon to work properly.
He’s not going to be alone, either. Today’s Deadline Day for everyone, and CBS says that Obama’s administration is “scrambling” to avoid another embarrassing collapse:
Efforts range from the practical – a big message on HealthCare.gov that tells people they should enroll by Monday to ensure their coverage starts on time – to the creative: the District of Columbia government dispatched someone from its health exchange, DC Health Link, to one of the city’s gay clubs to sign people up.
After the rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchanges, which led to very low enrollment numbers in the first month, the administration has been actively seeking ways to ease the sign-up process ahead of the Dec. 23 deadline (people will be able to enroll in the federal exchanges until March 31 to avoid paying a penalty). On Friday, President Obama announced that 1 million people have enrolled for insurance so far – a huge jump from the end of November, when just 365,000 had signed up, but still far short of the administration’s initial target of 3.3 million enrollees by the end of the year.
How confident is the administration of success today? This confident:
Then, on Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote to a group of senators saying she will issue a “hardship exemption” from tax penalties for people whose plans were cancelled but were not able to purchase new insurance by the deadline.
They’ll find a way to declare victory no matter what, of course. Getting back to President Obama, he won’t have to worry about his own health care no matter what happens, as Jim Geraghty explains:
As the old saying goes… yippie kay yay motherfucker, nobody on earth is more deserving of becoming a victim of identity theft than you.