Medical Privacy Lacking in Age of Obamacare

Obamacare requires every visit to a doctor, every diagnosis, every X-ray and every prescription to be recorded and kept electronically. The federal government can then keep tabs on everyone’s medical care. It’s sensitive stuff, and government bureaucrats have no idea how to keep it safe.

The administration admitted last week that a hacker breezed through the defenses of the website and installed malicious software, apparently to lay the groundwork for retrieving health insurance information from the repository.

The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services had solemnly assured everyone that the billion-dollar Obamacare repository was impenetrable. Now we learn that it is about as impenetrable as the hull and watertight compartments of the unsinkable Titanic.