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New Hampshire agency releases Medicare client data

AP/Yahoo News, December 17, 2008

The New Hampshire health department has mistakenly released 9,300 names and Social Security numbers of Medicare recipients. Their information was mistakenly attached to a Dec. 1 e-mail sent to 61 providers and health-related organizations. The attachment contained names, addresses, Medicare Part D plan information, Social Security numbers, and the amount of each person's monthly premiums.