Washington (CNN) – President Obama highlighted Kentucky’s Obamacare roll-out efforts Thursday noting that almost 11,000 people in that state have applied for health insurance. But even a state that earned presidential praise for its smooth execution is experiencing some hiccups.
When Kentuckians visit the health exchange’s login website, they are greeted by a warning that suggests their personal information could be disclosed to state and even foreign officials.
“Any or all uses of this system and all files on the system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized state government and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign,” the site warns.
A spokeswoman for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services said the intent of the notice was to warn computer hackers and identity thieves, not to spook consumers.
“The disclaimer you encountered is a federal requirement intended to let all who come on the website know this is a governmental entity and sensitive information is contained within. While the language sounds severe, it actually is a warning to those who might try to inappropriately use the website or any personal information contained within,” said spokeswoman Gwenda Bond.
Officials are aware of the problem - they received a complaint on their Facebook page - and plan to update the language by Friday evening, Bond said.