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10 states including AL send letter demanding Affordable Care action

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Attorney General Luther Strange called the implementation of the health care law a disaster. (Source: MGN Online) Attorney General Luther Strange called the implementation of the health care law a disaster. (Source: MGN Online)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Alabama's attorney general, and attorneys general in nine other states issued a letter Wednesday, demanding immediate action to fix problems with the Affordable Care Act. The AGs sent the letter to Kathleen Sebelius of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The letter highlights three areas of concern: the statutory and regulatory delays, the technological issues, and the security of consumers' private information.

Attorney General Luther Strange called the implementation of the health care law a disaster. He urges the President and Congress to work together to fix the problems.

The letter to Secretary Sebelius calls the security issue the most troubling concern, stating the exchange system does not have enough security in place.

The attorneys general said someone in North Carolina got access to downloadable eligibility letters with personal information, and that breach backs up claims the site will not keep out hackers.

AGs from West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Utah joined Alabama in writing the letter.

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