Obamacare System Breach Affects 75,000

October 22, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

Federal regulators are working to shore up security of systems that support Obamacare in time for open enrollment season, which launches on Nov. 1, following the revelation of a breach that exposed data of 75,000 individuals.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Systems - the unit of the Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare - in a Friday statement said agency staff recently detected "anomalous activity" in systems used by insurance agents and brokers to assist consumers who apply for health coverage.

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