Obama cites success in Kentucky, yet healthcare rollout has hiccups
October 3rd, 2013
06:16 PM ET
12 months ago

Obama cites success in Kentucky, yet healthcare rollout has hiccups

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.

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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.


Filed under: Health care • Kentucky • President Obama
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Sounds like a stupid message to me. The site shouldn't scare away applicants and play it to the teaparty garbage of Americas hands although they will be crushed in the 2014 midterms when the dems take the house back from the incompetent GOP who only represent 1/10 of us voters

    October 3, 2013 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  2. Guygyl

    Five million enrolled in healthcare. Premium goes up, Doctor shortage, hospital lines long–all bs. I'f they have doctor shortages, we have THE BEST DOCTORS THEY ARE PAs, NPs. Use them. Pay them well. They work much better than these university manufactured machine greed,. Good lucks. Learn, this Healthcare is a Law.

    October 3, 2013 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  3. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Teaparty traitors are brain dead and don't even represent .00001% of USA voters and are on their way to an epic GOP train wrecking 2014 midterms and forget about 2016 with the illegal, wet back from Canada CRUZ!!!!!

    October 3, 2013 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    CNN inflating this really. Studies have already shown that people in the intertubez regularly...to the point where I'm tempted to say always...ignore every single word of privacy policies, terms of service contracts, license agreements etc. and just click "accept" or "I understand" or whatever other button it requires to get to the desired content.

    October 3, 2013 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  5. Guygyl

    We need stringent immigration too. These guys are coming to ROB OUR BENEFITS.

    October 3, 2013 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |