The Affordable Care Act and You: part 16

By WEEK Producer

January 22, 2014 Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 10:36 AM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With an eye on the security breach at Target, Republicans in Congress are now warning the same thing could happen to people enrolling for Obamacare.

They have brought in security consultants to see if the HealthCare.Gov website could get hit, and people's personal information stolen.

Two months after security experts warned the government website was open to identity thieves, they now say the problems are still not fixed.

"This is a mismanaged issue. I don't know how we are still talking about it. It's insecure,” said Computer Security Consultant David Kennedy.

With, experts say, 20 openings for hackers. Would they register on the site?

"Absolutely not. Mr. Gray? Absolutely not,” Kennedy said.

No major attacks have been reported.

"I would put my personal information in HealthCare.Gov,” said Security Expert Waylon Krush.

Krush says stores, such as Target, are more likely to get hacked but some Target shoppers are now worried about the healthcare website.

"You have all of my personal identifying information in one swoop,” said shopper Jaineen Brown.

"I don't currently have healthcare. I have not signed up strictly for this reason,” said shopper Erin Wenglekowski.

In the meantime, sign-ups are on the rise since repairs were made to the Obamacare website.

Democrats charge Republicans still just want to kill the ACA.

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