Brickbat: No Secrets

An employee of MNsure, the Minnesota state healthcare exchange set up under Obamacare, accidentally emailed the personal information of 2,400 insurance agents to an insurance broker. The information included the agents' names, Social Security numbers and business addresses.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    What's everyone complaining about? It was an accident and not malicious, which means any damage done from the security breach of confidential medical data is okay.

    Now, where do I sign up for one of those Obamacare exchanges?

  • Hillary's Clitdong||

    Accidentally releasing huge amounts of SS numbers should be grounds for immediate termination. It would be grounds for firing at any decently-run company.

  • Bean Counter||

    OH, You're SO cute!! The laws of man and nature don't apply to government bodies at any level, you little silly.

  • Snark Plissken||

    Koester, the agent, had been working with MNsure staff because he was having trouble registering for classes to get trained as a certified “navigator” to help people sign up for coverage.

    Which Republican is responsible for making it hard for this person to do God's work? Interfering with navigators is the same as Jim Crow, except more racist.

  • Swiss Servator, Spare a Franc?||

    Personally, I am going with IT WUZ THE SEKWESTER or, we can always fall back on shriek's cry.. BOOOOSH!

  • Rich||

    Randomly select three "navigators" for open questioning about DemocratCare on live TV. That should resolve any remaining doubts people have about the program.

  • some guy||

    Ask three navigators a question and you'll get 4 answers, only 2 of which seem relevant and none of which are correct.

  • Rich||

    Randomly select three IRS "agents" for separate tax-return preparations based on information submitted by a randomly-selected studio audience member. If the bottom lines do not agree, fire them all.

  • Pan of Housecakes||

    Anymore brilliant ideas Rich?

  • Rich||

    I'm not sure I like your tone, Pan, but ...

    OK, retain the agent with the lowest bottom line for next week's round of "Ax the Taxman!"

  • TANSTaaFL||

    I prefer my Navigators to just answer "COMPLIANCE!"

  • Auric Demonocles||

    It's the damn Paul Atrandes, not letting Obama valiantly start a war with the desert people and get some spice.

  • db||

    Guys, I don't know why you bother to speak out about this. I mean, look, we live in a democracy which is where the people get to have their say and you all signed the social contract and the People have spoken, so basically you can shut up now.

  • ||

    I'm not sure if my signature on that contract meets consensus ad idem requirements. I was, after all, shitting on myself and couldn't talk. And not just for recreation like now...

  • Atanarjuat||

    Feature, not bug. Once they figure out who the teabaggers are, they can use their personal information to harass them.

  • DontShootMe||

    There is a scientific name for a person who gets their insurance through an ACA Exchange. That name is: Identity Theft Victim.

  • ||

    You know who else had a scientific name for a person that gets their insurance through an exchange...

  • Swiss Servator, Spare a Franc?||

    The Society of Actuaries?

  • Rich||

    Carl Linnaeus?

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Did the the email also contain the alt-text?

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I wonder if Buttplug still thinks it's too early to pan the exchanges.

  • SugarFree||

    Just an isolated incident, I'm sure.

  • Post-Coital Rat||

    And it's also certain that procedures were followed.

  • Bean Counter||

    By TOP.....MEN!

  • Paul.||

    This was no accident, it was the common and ongoing incompetence of your average healthcare user. Sorry, this shit happens 157,000 times a day, this user just got caught.

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