Columbia, S.C. man’s information sent to N.C. man from healthcare.gov
COLUMBIA — A South Carolina man says he wants his personal information removed from the federal health care marketplace after it inadvertently went to a man in North Carolina trying to log onto the government website.
Columbia attorney Thomas Dougall said Tuesday federal officials have yet to contact him about the security breach.
His case prompted questions in Washington about the security of the website that’s been riddled with technical problems since its Oct. 1 launch.
Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner told a Senate committee that Dougall’s issue was fixed Monday with a software update. But Dougall says he still doesn’t know the extent of the breach, and he wants his data deleted.
Dougall says he emailed the administration after learning last Friday that a North Carolina resident received his information.