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Five problems a government inspection found with Obamacare subsidies [nothing to see here folks...]
Washington Examiner ^ | 7/2/2014 | Susan Ferrechio

Posted on 07/02/2014 2:44:38 AM PDT by markomalley

The inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services released a report highlighting problems verifying eligibility for federal health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

Here are five issues the IG found in place as of Feb. 23:

1. Fraud could be significant. The audit found the federal government has been unable to resolve 2.6 million out of 2.9 million “inconsistencies” in the information provided by people who applied for health care subsidies. In other words, it could not verify the data provided by people seeking subsidies.

2. Most inconsistencies were about citizenship and income. The vast majority of the questionable data provided by those receiving health care subsidies relate to citizenship and income level. The audit found that 44 percent of inconsistent information concerned verifying citizenship or lawful presence. Income information made up 33 percent of the potentially faulty data, and in 11 percent of cases, the government couldn’t verify whether a person was truly ineligible for employer-sponsored insurance.

3. The site is still not working perfectly. According to the audit, one health care marketplace was unable to verify the information on 15,000 applications because of outages on the federal website for verifying data. The federal data hubs also contained old and inaccurate information. In some cases, for example, infants were identified as “incarcerated.”

4. The site is still incomplete. According to the audit, the federal government was unable to resolve inconsistent data from subsidy applicants because the system “was not fully operational.” In fact, the government was not able to determine how many applicants with whom the government had at least one problem verifying the information they provided.

5. Some state-run marketplaces have problems, too. Four states do not have the capacity to determine how many applicants for health care subsidies have provided potentially faulty information. Nevada and Oregon reported their systems “were not built with the capacity to provide that data.” In Colorado and Minnesota, health care marketplace officials relied on state Medicaid offices to do the verifying and said they had no access to the information.

TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; medicaid; obamacare; obamacaresubsidies

1 posted on 07/02/2014 2:44:38 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
As Gomer SEZ.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 2:46:18 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Why would ANYBODY want to be President after the mess ZERO is leaving?)
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To: markomalley

Willard: "What Difference Does it Make?"

3 posted on 07/02/2014 2:52:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis; MinuteGal

Oh for heaven sakes. Hang it up. You are like pollution on every thread with your obsession about Mitt Romney and Mormons. Talk about a stuck record. Geez. The last Presidential election is over, in case you haven’t noticed. And Barack Hussein Obama is ever so much better a President than Mitt Romney ever would have been. /s

4 posted on 07/02/2014 3:18:38 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: markomalley


5 posted on 07/02/2014 3:26:16 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: markomalley

Fraud “could be” significant.

The whole concept of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010” is based on fraud. Fraud in the manner in which it was passed (”But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it away from the fog of the controversy.”), and in the way it was rolled out (with a badly designed website that was greatly overpriced, because of non-competitive bidding).

If this scheme were an automobile, it would be a Yugo. Inadequate in scope, poorly designed, directed at a market that has no concept of competition, and sold on the basis it would be “cheaper”.

Were there ever any positive virtues to be attached to the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010”?

Give me a week or two, nothing comes immediately to mind.

6 posted on 07/02/2014 4:00:28 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: alloysteel; All

Fraud?! In Obamacare?! Here’s my shocked face: :-O

Designed to break the system.....if a private enterprise did this, the ceo would be in jail.

7 posted on 07/02/2014 4:41:58 AM PDT by PenguinM
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To: markomalley


8 posted on 07/02/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: flaglady47

Did Mitt Romney RENOUNCE his imposition of RomneyCARE?

Did Mitt Romney RENOUNCE his imposition of RomneyMaRRIAGE?

Did Mitt Romney APOLOGIZE on his knees to the Palin
family and nation for using his surrogates to make

Did he? So stop your defense of the indefensible.

9 posted on 07/02/2014 7:40:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

Your screwa are loose, you know. And it’s obvious to all who read your comments on any given threads. You had better find someone to tighten them before you go totally bonkers. I pity you. It appears you can’t help yourself.

10 posted on 07/02/2014 9:47:03 AM PDT by flaglady47
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To: Diogenesis; flaglady47
You are just as manic/obsessive on Romney and Mormons as your stablemate, the Borden cow man.

Sheesh, give it a break once in a while, will's so tiresome. Take your lamp and find a clue, puh-leeeze?


11 posted on 07/03/2014 10:21:02 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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