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John McAfee On Obamacare Tech: People Will Lose Millions of Dollars

Faulting, not the software, but the basic design approach, John McAfee, founder of McAfee, Inc. has been harshly critical of the tech roll-out behind ObamaCare.

McAfee pointed out that, because there is no central point of control when it comes to ObamaCare's web-based health care exchanges, almost anyone can create a site that would look completely legitimate, for all intents and purposes.

From there, it would be easy for hackers to get their hands on important personal information such as the birth date and social security number of would be subscribers. McAfee predicted that scores of Americans will be scammed to the tune of millions of dollars as a result of the flawed design.

McAFEE: Well, here's the problem -- it's not something software can solve. I mean, what idiot put this system out there and did not create a central depository? There should be one website, run by the government, you go to that website and then you can click on all of the agencies. This is insane. So, I will predict that the loss of income for the millions of Americans who are going to lose their identities -- I mean, you can imagine some retired lady in Utah, who has $75,000 dollars in the bank, saving her whole life, having it wiped out one day because she signed up for Obamacare. And believe me, this is going to happen millions of times. This is a hacker's wet dream. I cannot believe that they did this.


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