Skip to comments.Federal undercover investigation signs up fake applicants for ACA coverage, subsidies
Posted on 07/22/2014 4:52:24 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
In undercover tests of the new federal health insurance marketplace, government investigators have been able to procure health plans and federal subsidies for fake applicants with fictitious documents, according to findings that will be disclosed to lawmakers on Wednesday.
The results of the inquiry by the Government Accountability Office are evidence of still-imperfect work by specialists intended to assist new insurance customers and government contractors hired to verify that coverage and subsidies are legitimate. The GAO also pointed to flaws that linger in the marketplaces Web site, HealthCare.gov.
According to testimony to be delivered before a House Ways and Means subcommittee, undercover GAO investigators tried to obtain health plans for a dozen fictitious applicants online or by phone, using invalid or missing Social Security numbers or inaccurate citizenship information.
All but one of these fake applicants ended up getting subsidized coverage and have kept it. In once instance, an application was denied but then approved on a second try. In six other attempts to sign up fake applicants via in-person assisters, just one assister accurately told an investigator that the applicants income was too high for a subsidy.
In their testimony, GAO officials plan to emphasize that the findings are preliminary and that they are continuing the investigation before reaching final conclusions, probably next year. The tests have been made in several states, which the GAO is not identifying because the work is not finished.
California and Florida lead the way for state and federal healthcare sign-up markets. House Republicans were eager for early information, because the findings reinforce their contention that the Obama administration set up the health insurance marketplace in ways that leave it vulnerable to fraud and waste of taxpayer money.
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“imperfect work”? My arse, they are fraudsters and con men. Just like the guy they voted for. Rip off and scamsters.
“Government Accountability Office”
I guess they are not part of Holder’s DOJ if they found some wrong doing in ObamaCareLess.
Designed by felons, overseen by felons,
and made to remove money to Obama, the unions and the DNC
from Americans who wanted doctors, nurses and
Of course, the EXEMPT in Congress, and their staff,
and all Moslems are not under this.
Leeches suck the American people dry. Obama is the leech farmer in chief, and his wife is the queen leech.
The former is bursting at the seams with illegals and the latter is 'God's waiting room.' Not exactly the healthy critical mass needed to fund the thing. But hey it's all academic now as the courts continue to nuke this Godzilla of a law.
Great post; great thread. Not this crap again ALERT! BIG GOVERNMENT, BIG SOCIALISM, BIG LIES, BIG PLUNDER.
What were you expecting? Health care from an ID THIEF???
Please do not insult leeches.
Too bad none of those government investigators bothered to look into Obama's birth certificate...
To anyone reading this on the world-wide-webs, all you have to do is sign up.
Last I heard, healthcare.gov has no security protection and no way to detect fictitious entries.
There was a lot of news about this earlier in the year with various heavyweights from the private cybersecurity community weighing in on how unprotected healthcare.gov is. Then the news dried up. Heard nothing, either way, since.
DemocRATS are the world’s experts when it comes to committing fraud. DemocRATS wrote the book.
I would bet that 3 Million out of the last 4 Million “signed up” were fake people meant to pump up the numbers. That is one of the reasons why they are having so many problems “reconciling/verifying the information”. Another couple of Million or so are illegals signing up. That is why all of the child social security numbers keep showing up.
Something tells me the DemonRats will NEVER ALLOW a true conservative to take the White House and unEarth the multitude of crimes committed by them. Beware, America.. The Dems will NEVER LET THIS HAPPEN. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO RELINQUISH CONTROL OF THE WHITE HOUSE EVER AGAIN, AT ANY COST.
Nice that they had to spend more money finding out something that the entire criminal underclass had known all along.
Thanks Second Amendment First.