13 State Attys General Warn of Possible Obamacare 'Privacy Disaster;' CNN Has Yet to Report
13 GOP state attorneys general sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius on Wednesday detailing serious concerns over Obamacare's privacy protections and warning of a "privacy disaster waiting to happen." As of Thursday afternoon, CNN has yet to report the letter that Politico and The Washington Times picked up.
"As chief legal officers of our states, we are concerned that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") has failed to adequately protect the privacy of those who will use the assistance programs connected with the new health insurance exchanges," the letter began.
As NewsBusters reported, CNN initially ignored news of Obamacare's delay on cost caps but reported the news two days after the New York Times issued a story on it. Will the network report the serious concerns about Obamacare of 13 attorneys general?
Some of the concerns detailed in the letter include "inadequate training" of employees helping consumers in the Obamacare exchange and lack of "consumer safeguards." The letter goes on to claim that "Unscrupulous counselors, who are not properly screened out or supervised, will have easy means to commit identity theft on consumers seeking enrollment assistance."
The letter was sent by the Republican attorneys general of West Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas.