3:05 The unintended consequences of Obamacare are very dangerous. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/for-consumers-whose-health-premiums-will-go-up-under-new-law-sticker-shock-leads-to-anger/2013/11/03/d858dd28-44a9-11e3-b6f8-3782ff6cb769_story.html
3:38 Election expert Dennis Lambries from USC previews tomorrows election.
4:38 Jesse Jackson hates his homeland.
5:08 The unintended consequences of Obamacare are very dangerous.
5:38 Lindsey Graham will lead the charge on the abortion ban.
Our Attorney General Alan Wilson testified in September before Congress that he believed the ACA Navigator Program would lead to mass identity theft.
When it goes live on October 1, it may not be a third world experience, but it will be a con-man’s all-you-can-eat buffet overflowing with a gold mine of sensitive information from the agency databases. The Hub should be required to exceed minimally adequate protocols which have allowed the records of more than 20 million veterans to be compromised during at least eight hacks of the VA’s unencrypted computer system between 2010 and 2013.
As CNN reported last week it was even less secure than that.
Anyone with bad intentions -- and a minimal understanding of how to read a website's code -- could have figured it out.
The government knew that people's information was at risk before they went live but according to a leaked memo dated September 27th We acknowledge the level of risk the agency is accepting in the marketplace. The added protections that will be added will reduce those risks over the next 6 months.
However our AG's main concern wasn't the site security but rather the Navigators that were being hired to help people navigate the site. They had no requirements for background checks. So in theory someone who had just been released from prison for identity theft could be paid by our government to steal the identity of hundreds of more people who gave it to them thinking they were trustworthy.
Today another identity problem has shown itself in the Midlands. An Elgin attorney named Tom Dougall tells WIS that he enrolled in the ACA. Friday he received a phone call from a NC man who was attempting to enroll but was misidentified as Dougall. It confirmed all of Dougall's personal information and his wife's as well to the NC man. The NC man is now unable to enroll because it keeps misidentifying him as Dougall. Dougall tells WIS "I tried to call healthcare.gov last night and they have no procedure whatsoever to handle security breaches. All they can do is try to sell you a policy." So now one person is locked out of the system and another's personal information has been compromised and there is no apparent fix.
But these problems pale in comparison to the story of Eddie Sundby who tells his story in the WSJ. For 7 years he's been fighting stage 4 gallbladder cancer. Since March of 2007 United Healthcare has paid out 1.2 million dollars for Eddie's treatment. But his coverage didn't meet the new ACA standards and has been cancelled. Eddie's treatment has happened at Stanford University, with his emergency care happening at Univ of California near his home in San Diego. The ACA says he can no longer go to both. He must chose one. Here is how he ends his article.
What happened to the president's promise, "You can keep your health plan"? Or to the promise that "You can keep your doctor"? Thanks to the law, I have been forced to give up a world-class health plan. The exchange would force me to give up a world-class physician. For a cancer patient, medical coverage is a matter of life and death. Take away people's ability to control their medical-coverage choices and they may die. I guess that's a highly effective way to control medical costs. Perhaps that's the point.
And they all looked so happy when they signed this mess into law.
Senator Graham joined us on the show today to update us on Benghazi.
If you heard Carey Crantford on the show today, he is the one who conducted the polls about the satisfaction with CPD and the Mayors race. Here are the actual results as oppossed to how the answers provided in the media. If you want more info on Crantford Research here's their website.