So. Massive #obamacare security risks. Which were kept hidden. …Charming.

Heck of a thing when you want a drink before noon:

Henry Chao,’s chief project manager at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), gave nine hours of closed-door testimony to the House Oversight Committee in advance of this week’s hearing. In excerpts CBS News has obtained, Chao was asked about a memo that outlined important security risks discovered in the insurance system.

Chao said he was unaware of a Sept. 3 government memo written by another senior official at CMS. It found two high-risk issues, which are redacted for security reasons. The memo said “the threat and risk potential (to the system) is limitless.” The memo shows CMS gave deadlines of mid-2014 and early 2015 to address them.

But Chao testified he’d been told the opposite.

CBS* notes in passing and at the end that the memo-writing guy abruptly resigned last week. Can’t imagine why…

It was Chao who recommended it was safe to launch the website Oct. 1. When shown the security risk memo, Chao said, “I just want to say that I haven’t seen this before.”

…well, maybe I can.


Ben’s response is mine.  If this is true – and I can’t imagine how it’s not – then we are in a Madness Place. I don’t want to start throwing the word conspiracy around; but only because people get justifiably antsy when you start making that charge.  But this looks very much like somebody deciding to compartmentalize the people handling the rollout into those who would be spared, and those who would be deemed as being acceptable sacrifices to Moloch.  Guess which category Henry Chao ended up in?

Yeah, it was a surprise to him, too.

Moe Lane

*Specifically, Sharyl Attkisson: so you can assume actual journalism in this one, for a change.

7 thoughts on “So. Massive #obamacare security risks. Which were kept hidden. …Charming.”

  1. Reminds me (a very little bit) of the movie Gung Ho – at the end when they have to get the last of the 15,000 cars done and they are just throwing sh** together so that the cars have at least doors and a hood. Michael Keaton making noises while wiping a non-existant windshield….
    Of course 1) that was a movie 2) it was just supposed to be funny 3) they fixed the cars before they sold them and 4) the Japanese CEO says “good team” and means it non-ironically 5) well, yeah, just about everything else is different, but I’m so far down here that you’re probably not reading anymore and 6) I did say “a very little bit”

  2. This thing just keeps steamrolling into a bigger and bigger disaster. I think it’s fair to ask if the Dems are going to be calling for it’s repeal before or after the 2014 elections?

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