Reuters is reporting today that Obamacare is in dire straits down for another reason: security. The government has missed important deadlines for implementing the proper measures in order to safeguard our information.
“CMS – the agency within HHS that is running Obamacare – had set a May 13 deadline for its contractor to deliver a plan to test the security of the crucial information technology component.
A test was to have been performed between June 3 and 7. But the delivery deadline slipped and the test – assessing firewalls and other security elements – is now set for this week and next”
The new deadline for implementing the system is September 30, precisely one day before the October 1st implementation date.
So the big questions to come away from this announcement are:
1) If the security system is not ready for the October 1 deadline, will Obamacare still proceed?
a) If so, will citizen data be safe? How?
b) If not, how will that affect consumers?
2) This is one of several examples of Obamacare issues (including running out of money prematurely and delaying Obamacare for businesses, among others). If the government has been able to get right the mere IMPLEMENTATION of a law of this size and scope, how are we supposed to be confident in its ability to adequetely and effectively run Obamacare come January 2014?