It’s official – change your Healthcare.gov password

If the point of Heartbleed is actually payback to the Linux hacker community by Microsoft, it’s working. The speed with which a highly sensitive chunk of code written by a volunteer and rushed to implementation without adequate peer review is now out in plain sight, regardless of whether it was intentional or not.

The Obama folks are big Linux fans

https://www.healthcare.gov/heartbleed/

Note this routine page is itself encrypted. Apparently, healthcare.gov doesn’t want the NSA counting how many people really signed up for Obamacare

The good news on the web site is that even though Open enrollment is over, Medicaid and Chip will insure you any time of the year if you qualify. So get busy quitting your job and hiding your assets.

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7 Responses to It’s official – change your Healthcare.gov password

  1. Art Stone says:

    At least in NC, it looks like Open Enrollment has a hole big enough to drive an aircraft carrier through. Blue Cross lists as a special qualifying event that you can enroll outside of the Open enrollment period IF you move to another county. Change your address and you’re “in”.

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      Yes. The HHS folks like to do things by county – different providers, different “customary” rates, etc. I think you have a bit of an issue of you get sick in a different county. Cross state lines and it is much worse. Think of the CT and NJ people that work in NYC.

      A million people in NJ are close to parts of Manhattan than a similar number of people that live in other parts of the same city. Try to see a doctor near your office and you can not without paying out of network AFTER the Federal government forces you to buy a plan you can not really use except for weekends.

      • Art Stone says:

        Well, nobody said that this was health care reform – just non-voluntary health insurance participation. The principle seems to be that if you increase the big pot of money available for people to steal, that healthcare will improve.

        • CC1s121LrBGT says:

          It stuns me that the plan forces the same rates on men and women, unlike auto insurance where men pay more. With this, the men are forced to pay for the cost of the birth control pills and the condoms – the “insurance” company hands out the birth control pills for free with no deductible, but does not cover the man’s condoms at all or even the man’s doctor visits when he is sick.

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