Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Illegal subsidies being illegally paid

Now that the Washington DC Court of Appeals has ruled (Halbig v Burwell) that subsidies (and their companion taxes) authorized by the IRS outside of State exchanges, are in violation of the text of the law known as Obamacare (the PPACA), this GAO report may be moot. But it is still instructive;
Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
The weak link seemed to be call centers that handled applications for frazzled consumers unable to get through online.
The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office told a House committee that its investigators were able to get subsidized health care under fake names in 11 out of 18 attempts — even after's much maligned online system flagged some applications as problematic.
The GAO is still paying premiums for the policies, even as the Obama administration attempts to verify phony documentation.

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