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Hard drives holding health data missing at medical insurer
San Francisco Business Times

The latest in a series of huge data losses in the health care realm — health insurer Centene’s loss of six hard drives containing personal information on 950,000 enrollees — raises more questions about the security of health data that consumers entrust to insurance companies, hospital systems, Medicare, Medicaid and other big players. Centene is based in St. Louis and in the midst of wrapping up a $6.8 billion acquisition of Woodland Hills-based Health Net Inc., which has about 2.9 million California enrollees.