The Washington Times - December 5, 2013, 07:59AM

Rep. Mike Rogers said Thursday the HealthCare.gov website should be shut down and properly tested to ensure that Obama consumers are protected from potential security risks from across the globe.

Mr. Rogers, Michigan Republican, said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that the Obama administration dropped the ball when it came to ensuring there are no security gaps in the website, which is where people need to go before Jan. 1 to sign up for Obamacare.

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“This isn’t about wanting the site to fail itself,” Mr. Rogers said, arguing that his concern is about safeguarding people’s personal data from organized criminal organizations and sophisticated hackers. “What you’ve done is you’ve opened them up to a level of risk using this website that I have never seen.”


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Mr. Rogers said the website has never been thoroughly tested for bugs and that outside independent groups should be brought in to fix the website’s vulnerabilities.


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“This site doesn’t even function, No. 1, and we know it has never been end-to-end stress tested in a way that the industry would accept anything online,” he said. “That’s my concern.”


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