I know that there are a lot of Obamacare supporters here and one or two who are participants, so if you are one of them, please keep VERY careful watch on your credit for possible identity theft as this kind of thing will happen more and more as the government gets more of your information.
This is from the Hartford Courant:
A backpack found on a city street appears to have contained personal information from accounts associated with Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange.
The backpack contained four notepads with personal information for about 400 people, the chief executive of the exchange, Kevin Counihan, said in an emailed statement.
“It appears as though some of that personal information may be associated with Access Health CT accounts,” Counihan said.
He said the exchange received a report earlier in the day that an individual had discovered the backpack on Trumbull Street.
As a military retiree, over the years I’ve gotten several notices where laptops or tapes or disks that had my social security number and health records have turned up missing. Thankfully, my credit monitoring has never alarmed on me; however, that’s not to say that it hasn’t happened to others.
Unfortunately, when more and more personal information is aggregated in fewer and fewer hands (i.e., the government and government contractors), this is going to become more common. I guess that is just a side benefit of the centralized control of our lives that so many here seem to espouse.