Reply to post: SSN needs to go

White House plan to nuke social security numbers is backed by Equifax's ex-top boss

GermanDude

SSN needs to go

I hope they find something better. When I came to the US I had to learn everything about Social Security Numbers. Little did I know that Americans did not know anything about those. At all!

Everybody I asked had no clue. So to me this system seemed not secure. Especially when I saw that my Health insurance Account number was my SSN. What??

That was 20 years ago and they don't do this anymore but just yesterday I saw a commercial for Medicare, where they bragged that "Next Year" They won't have that number on their cards anymore.

Next Year???

SSNs needs to be changeable. Just like a Credit Card Number that I can change whenever somebody uses it.

Find something better... Please! This is such a ridiculous system.

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