Of course, it’s possible that HealthCare.gov has such flaws. But most of the concern about the site up to now has involved the possibility that hackers could obtain the information that applicants type in, not that hackers could jump from the website directly into the government’s internal systems. Curiously, Issa disavowed concerns about the first possibility.
In the words of Kevin Drum, who has been collecting Issa’s selective leaks as tenaciously as my kids once collected Beanie Babies, “When will reporters learn not to trust Issa? Judging by current practice, never.”But you don’t have to be so gullible.
Michael Hiltzik is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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