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Equifax Holds Contract to Verify Data of Obamacare Customers

  • Data breach doesn’t include ACA data, health department says
  • Credit bureau’s five-year federal pact is worth $329 million
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Equifax Inc., which said last week it suffered a breach that exposed the personal data of 143 million Americans, holds a contract to check incomes and other data of people who bought health insurance in the Obamacare markets.

The credit data firm has a $329 million, five-year government contract which ends in March to verify the incomes of people purchasing coverage through the health exchanges. The Affordable Care Act provides subsidies to help people afford health insurance depending on their income levels.