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VIDEO: South Carolina Man Reacts to HealthCare.gov Privacy Breach

Posted By Kelsey Harris On November 4, 2013 @ 1:16 pm In Front Page,Obamacare | Comments Disabled

On Friday evening, Tom Dougall of South Carolina had a voicemail from a stranger named Justin in North Carolina saying he received a document on HealthCare.gov with Dougall’s personal information.

“Initially, I was concerned because I didn’t know if this was some guy who was scamming me or if in fact this was a guy who really had my personal information,” Dougall said in an interview [1].

Dougall contacted WMBF News [1] in Myrtle Beach, SC, as well as Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Tim Scott (R-SC), and Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) after realizing his security had truly been threatened.

After connecting with Justin Hadley, whose story first broke on The Foundry this weekend [2], Dougall learned that Hadley had received a notice about his marketplace eligibility with downloadable letters addressed to Dougall.

Hadley provided Dougall with screenshots from the website and copies of the PDF.

>>> See the documents Hadley sent Dougall here [2]

“We’re told constantly that it’s a secure system and it’s not, obviously,” Dougall said. He explained when he contacted representatives for HealthCare.gov, operators had no procedure on how to handle security breaches.


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[1] said in an interview: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/23864518/only-on-10-midlands-man-has-personal-information-compromised-on-healthcaregov

[2] whose story first broke on The Foundry this weekend: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/11/02/exclusive-healthcare-gov-users-warn-of-security-risk-breach-of-privacy/

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