Thursday, January 22, 2015

Would You Like Ads With That?

It appears that the website that 316,584 Virginians have used to buy health insurance is quietly sending their sensitive data to third party advertisers. 

It isn't just unidentifiable information either. They are sending IP addresses. The tech savvy will understand, but an IP address can be used to tremendous effect by these large companies. It can give names, physical addresses, and even more far reaching data to those inclined to look.

Wow...seems like only yesterday that the administrator in charge of Medicaid and Medicare was saying “There’s no higher priority than protecting consumer information and maintaining trust for the consumers,”

What happened? 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Democrat's Solution

As suspected, the Dilemmacrats are pulling out the same old song and dance for this year's Session. Fairfax Senator Barbara Favola took those tired talking points earlier this week to join Bruce DePuyt on News Talk. You can view the full video here.

A few highlights:

"Certainly I [think] that we need to look at tax credit measures...but I can't say that we should just  return those dollars through tax cuts...Virginians aren't over-taxed" -Senator Barbara Favola

She goes on to dismiss the $300 million price tag of Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion on Virginians, calling it "only 10 percent". -Senator Barbara Favola

Riiiight...Just 10 percent. That will be a comforting thought while Virginians have to watch taxes skyrocket or budgets get slashed to pay what she judges to be such a paltry sum. Unlike the Federal government, we cannot simply print more money.

Play me out Steven...

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