Medicaid data breach widens to include more than 181K individuals, 25K Social Security numbers

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  • don17 Temecula, CA
    April 8, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    This is an organized attack that has hit the California system now as well! Hmmm Government Beauracrats hard at work! Doing Nothing!

  • AmPatriot Taylorsville, UT
    April 8, 2012 6:19 a.m.

    If Utah is administrating and managing medicaid then they again are in an illegal process of invaiosn of privilged and private information that is limited to IRS, SSA, State tax agency's. Medical and health care information cannot be held by any state or federal government for any reason.

    IF Utah is maintaining privileged information by a state run agency, Board of Health, etc, then any information they have is deemed public information that can be used and shared by law enforcment, the courts, and the state government of Utah as evidence to punish or criminalize and use health care information. It's like saying lawyers and clients do not have privileged information.

    This defiant act of Utah has to come to an end and why states should not be allowed to administer medicaid or medicare funds. And yes, I do hope the Supreme Court does also deem the Medicaid and Medicare and the SSA are true trust funds of citizen workers that no government, state or federal can access and put in their budgets to spend. This is Utah's deserved fear and it will devastate Utah budgets and socialization.

  • pharmacist South Jordan, UT
    April 7, 2012 4:31 p.m.

    Perhaps Utah should get rid of 181,000 illegals, and then we should be a near balance. And yes, the state administors the money for the feds. Each state has rules of their own. I deal with medicaid (welfare) on a daily basis at work. It is interesting to watch what people have money for, yet need to use medicaid for their prescriptions. I have seen people in Wyo, buy almost one hundred bucks of booze, yet put a 10 dollar script on medicaid. I have seen people buy 50 -60 bucks worth of cosmetics, yet put a 7 dollar script on welfare. I do not think the state is to careful about how the 181000 people spend their own money yet want all of us that work to pay for the medical.

  • Jeromeo Salt Lake City, UT
    April 7, 2012 4:04 p.m.


    agit8r - you are correct. When I moved back to Los Angeles, I had to switch to "Medical," a whole different animal with coverage exclusions very different from Utah. The same goes for food stamp eligibility. Federal money administered (for want of a kinder word) by the States. Who knew? The lack of uniformity between states is a strong plus side for Obamacare. The practical aspects are yet to be seen. Myself, I have my fingers crossed. As I understand it, Utah's system is similar enough to Obamacare (as well as MitRomneycare) that a Supreme Court decision against it could have a broad impact in a number of States. Oh my... (Dorothy)

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    April 7, 2012 1:40 p.m.

    Was this an act of Cyber war out of eastern Europe(I.E.: Russia)?

  • sally Kearns, UT
    April 7, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    I wonder if social security numbers are run through e-verify before they receive care? Or are credit checks done to verify the persons identity and address history? Now that the DOH is providing credit checks for these individuals, it would be a good time to have them turned in for verification as to who they are or are not? In other words who is scamming the system? There are probably other ways one could check. This is my tax dollars.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    April 7, 2012 10:32 a.m.

    If you think this is bad, wait until you see the mess Obamacare will be!

  • agit8r Layton, UT
    April 7, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    The states administer medicaid and process the claims.

  • arand Huntsville, u
    April 7, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    Does this mean there are over 181K people on Medicaid?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    April 7, 2012 3:45 a.m.

    And why does Utah seem to think it has the right to impose and illegally amass personal and private information about medicaid recipients the federal program of Medicaid? Utah is not a Representative of Medicaid or citizens records nor do they have the right to have confidential information of individuals. This operation is in violation of persons private and confidential information act.

    The FBI better be called in and find out why Utah is overstepping its authority to store and manage personal information without consent or legal cause. This is not the first time Utah has shown its contempt of gathering and storing personal and private information. The Dept of Workforce Services are also in violation of the use of ID for theft of Americans by illegal aliens and foreign nationals occupying Utah. Utah government has shown it does not have the capacity or the right to safe guard or respect the rights of citizens privacy.

    The Patriot Act does not give states the authority to spy on citizens or violate the privacy and rights of american citizens. And its a guarantee that this agency and all other state agency's are sharing this illegally acquired information.