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[Gao] Agents Get Subsidized 'Obamacare' Using Fake Ids
AP ^ | 7/23/2014

Posted on 07/23/2014 3:32:08 AM PDT by markomalley

Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law.

The weak link in the system seemed to be call centers that handled applications for thousands of consumers unable to get through online.

The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office was to tell a House committee on Wednesday that its investigators were able to get subsidized health care under fake names in 11 out of 18 attempts.

The GAO is still paying premiums for the policies, even as the Obama administration attempts to verify phony documentation. Those additional checks appeared to need tightening; the GAO said parts of the fake documentation it submitted for two applications actually got verified.

The agency's findings are contained in testimony to be delivered at the House Ways and Means Committee hearing. An advance copy was provided to The Associated Press.

The GAO report will provide another line of attack for Republican lawmakers who have relentlessly tried to kill the 2010 Affordable Care Act. It raises questions about new sorts of flaws in the enrollment system for HealthCare.gov, which experienced major technical problems when it went live last fall. Ultimately, 8 million people managed to sign up for subsidized health care in federal and state exchanges that handled "Obamacare" enrollment.

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1 posted on 07/23/2014 3:32:08 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
"Those additional checks appeared to need tightening"

The he!!, you say. Sort of like the additional checks required for voter ID, "immigration", and welfare?

2 posted on 07/23/2014 3:38:14 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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....the GAO said parts of the fake documentation it submitted for two applications actually got verified.

I'd guess that those 'parts' were misreports of actual income against W-2s where the applicant actually had a job and paid actual taxes. The government don't want those "haves" getting what the "have nots" are supposed to get. I doubt they are checking any of the multiple entitlement programs that go hand-in-hand legitimate "freebie applicants".

3 posted on 07/23/2014 3:49:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: markomalley

Yes,I just got off the train from Tegucigalpa!


4 posted on 07/23/2014 3:55:17 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: norwaypinesavage

Corruption on a national level!


5 posted on 07/23/2014 4:33:18 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Well now, no doubt this Dem rot gut law was incompetently thought out and implemented. In this case any bets that these people working the phone lines get paid/bonuses based on successfully signing people up. Rotten law, rotten people implementing it, Rotting country.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 4:52:03 AM PDT by DAC21
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7 posted on 07/23/2014 5:10:53 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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