The HealthCare.gov insurance exchange Web site on Oct. 1. Heavy Internet traffic and system problems plagued the launch of the new health insurance exchanges. (Karen Bleier/Getty Images) The HealthCare.gov insurance exchange Web site on Oct. 1. Heavy Internet traffic and system problems plagued the launch of the new health insurance exchanges. (Karen Bleier/Getty Images)

It is underreported, but before the Obamacare exchanges even went live, an “Obamacare exchange employee” (whatever that is) accidentally sent out the Social Security numbers and other personal information of 2,400 Americans. Anybody want to guess how many stray Obamacare employees will have access to your private health records once you sign up on the exchanges? Answer: No one has a clue.

This accident confirmed what we already suspected: The Obamacare exchanges are not secure, and the “exchange employees” are not well-trained. With this combination, leaks of people’s confidential, personal health-care information are inevitable, whether accidental or the result of malicious hackings. The problems have already started, and who knows what else waits around the corner. All we know for certain is that there will be a lot more of this. Try to find the political leader who will say otherwise. I’m sure the talk-news circuit would give them plenty of airtime to defend Obamacare.

Every thinking person is on notice to exercise caution before leaping into these exchanges, especially given what we have already witnessed with the calamitous startup of Obamacare. And, no less than John McAfee, founder of the McAfee computer security company, warns that the Obamacare Web site seems to be an easy target for computer hackers and identity thieves. The Obamacare Web site is obviously poorly designed and requires people to completely trust the government with their most sensitive personal data. What could possibly go wrong?

Again, the more people know about Obamacare, the more troubled they become. I would love to see a Democratic congressman or candidate stand in front of an audience at a townhall meeting or campaign event and promise his or her constituents, on-camera, that their personal medical information will be safe if they sign up on the Obamacare Web site. I doubt anyone would make that pledge, and the failure to do so further erodes confidence in the system.

Obamacare is a low-grade fever that will infect every Democratic candidate between now and the 2014 elections. Once Republicans get out of the way, Obamacare will be the political gift to Republicans that keeps on giving.

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