Article by James Swann
A recent hack of Obamacare enrollment records might result in a full-blown privacy investigation of the government agency that is responsible for the federal health-care exchange and serve as a wake-up call to the government.
The aftermath of the breach may be even more troubling than the breach itself, Colin Zick, with Foley Hoag in Boston, told Bloomberg Law. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first discovered the breach on Oct. 13 and needed a week to get the system back up and running, which doesn’t inspire much confidence in the agency and their systems, Zick, the co-chair of Foley Hoag’s health-care practice, said.
“It shows a lack of resilience at CMS, which is just as concerning, if not more so, than the breach itself,” Zick said.