by Andrew Blake, The Washington Times
Personal data including immigration status and employment information were compromised in a breach of HealthCare.gov that affected people who applied for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama’s hallmark healthcare reform law, the Department of Health and Human Services said recently.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the division of HHS responsible for running HealthCare.gov’s online application portal — designated the Marketplace — has begun notifying approximately 75,000 people affected by the previously disclosed data breach, officials announced in an update about the incident.
Names, birthdates, addresses and partial Social Security numbers were compromised in the breach, as well as a various other personal, employment and immigration information, CMS wrote in a letter sent to individuals listed on affected applications.
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