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  • Your Health Insurance Premiums Are About To Go Through The Roof -The Stunning Reason Why

    11/02/2015 2:55:12 PM PST · by amorphous · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    After years of delays and failed launches, Obamacare has finally taken hold, and with it the economic and financial implications from this mandatory tax are finally being felt. We have extensively covered how Obama's Affordable Care Act will end up being a failure, observing both the economic implications in "In Latest Obamacare Fiasco, Most Low-Income Workers Can't Afford "Affordable Care Act" as well as its operational shortcomings in "Obamacare Is A Disaster: Co-Op Insurers Across America Are Collapsing, And Now There Is Fraud", paradoxically even as Obamacare - a tax - was according to the BEA the single biggest contributor...
  • NO FIXING THEM: Dead enrolled in NY's health exchange

    10/29/2015 11:45:06 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin | 1:44 p.m. EDT October 29, 2015 | Joseph Spector, jspector@gannett.com
    Gannett, so link only: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/new-york/2015/10/29/dead-entolled-health-exchange/74807200/
  • Obamacare’s Mysterious Missing Billions

    10/15/2015 7:54:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | Mytheos Holt
    Obamacare, depending on who you ask in the GOP, is either a calculated Trojan Horse designed to collapse and release single payer health care upon the American public, a flawed piece of legislation that needs badly to be revised, or the greatest evil inflicted on the American public since slavery. But what if it was something far simpler: namely, free money for Democrats? A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to congressional requesters provided to this author suggests that this explanation may, in fact, be the correct one. Buried in the document’s appendices is a stunning statistic. Out...
  • Democrats decry undercover probe of HealthCare.gov

    07/16/2015 10:56:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 1:54 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Senior Democrats pushed back Thursday against an undercover government probe of President Barack Obama’s health care law, saying it didn’t uncover any real fraud. Investigators for the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office signed up 11 bogus beneficiaries for 2014 coverage then got HealthCare.gov to continue benefits this year for all but one. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said these were “fictitious cases” and the GAO investigators themselves admit the findings can’t be translated to the 10 million people getting subsidized coverage through the law’s health insurance markets. Wyden spoke at a Finance Committee hearing on the investigation. But GAO’s audits chief Seto...
  • Watchdog Claims Union's Legal Fight Reveals ObamaCare Fraud (ACORN)

    10/04/2014 5:32:50 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-4-2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Perry Chiaramonte October 04, 2014 A Texas union’s dirty laundry -- aired out in court when workers charged they were cheated out of overtime pay – also shows the labor organization ripped off taxpayers under a $1.3 million contract to sign people up for ObamaCare, a watchdog group is claiming. Non-profit group Southern United Neighborhoods got a $1.3 million federal grant in 2013 to serve as a "navigator," enrolling people in Affordable Care Act coverage. The group subcontracted with United Labor Unions Local 100, which, according to Cause of Action, paid members less than it billed the government and, in...
  • ObamaCare contractors paid to sit at computers and hit refresh

    05/14/2014 11:25:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/14/14 | Fox News
    <p>Employees at an ObamaCare processing center in Missouri with a contract worth $1.2 billion are reportedly getting paid to do nothing but sit at their computers.</p> <p>“Their goals are set to process two applications per month and some people are not even able to do that,” a whistleblower told KMOV-TV, referring to employees hired to process paper applications for ObamaCare enrollees.</p>
  • Sebelius Now Refusing To Testify Before Senate Pane (A mockery of our Republic)

    04/30/2014 5:50:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    daily caller ^ | 4/29/14 | c may
    Outgoing Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius is now refusing to testify before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, a Senate aide told The Daily Caller Tuesday. Sebelius had originally been set to testify before the subcommittee about the department’s 2015 $70 billion budget request on April 2. According to another aide, however, several weeks after confirming the hearing date, she requested a date switch with the National Institutes of Health budget hearing on May 7. The committee accommodated her request. Now, after announcing her resignation on April 11, she is...
  • HHS “Started” Individual Obamacare Applications Prior To Deadline,Obtained Personal Info From States

    04/04/2014 8:33:17 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 31 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | April 4, 2014 Read more at: http://www.shark-tank.com/2014/04/04/hhs-started-individual-obamacare-a | Javier Manjarres Read more at: http://www.shark-tank.com/2014/04/04/hhs-started-individual-obamaca
    In the closing days of the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was mailing out letters notifying certain Americans that they had already started a healthcare coverage application on their behalf. The HHS letter stated that the information they used to begin the application for individual Healthcare was obtain by the state agency in charge of implementing Obamacare. The next step for the individual would be visit Healthcare.gov and complete the already started application to see if they qualify for “Marketplace coverage.” News of the HHS letter...
  • Video: Criminal fraud in Oregon ObamaCare exchange?

    02/04/2014 11:01:19 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 5 replies
    HotAir ^ | 02/04/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    One lawmaker has blown the whistle on deceptive reports sent to the federal government that allowed Oregon to get tens of millions of dollars from Washington for the project, allegedly including dummy web pages intended to fool HHS into believing that Cover Oregon development was on schedule. Let’s make sure to note that this doesn’t appear to be a very effective fraud, except when targeted at the truly ignorant. After all, an agency that’s certifying work for a state exchange should have the wherewithal to check the actual functionality. If a bunch of non-functioning web pages was enough to fool...
  • IRS Has No Strategy for Fraudulent Obamacare Tax Credits

    12/25/2013 9:46:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/04/13
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has no system in place to prevent fraud when individuals apply for tax credits under Obamacare, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The IG said in an audit released Tuesday that the IRS has no plan to manage, monitor, or mitigate fraud risk when processing premium tax credits available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “The ACA Program has not yet completed a fraud mitigation strategy,” the audit found. “It is important for the IRS to thoroughly consider fraud threats and risks that could impact new ACA systems.”
  • Rep. Jim McDermott, a Democrat, not surprised that Obamacare vulnerable to fraud

    12/04/2013 2:22:33 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | December 4, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Jim McDermott on Wednesday downplayed a report from a Treasury Department watchdog that warned the government subsides that are supposed to help Americans purchase health care under the Affordable Care Act are vulnerable to fraud. Speaking on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” Mr. McDermott, Washington Democrat, said that he has not had time to read the audit, but said that it is no surprise that government programs are subject to fraud. “Medicare is subject to fraud. Taxpaying is subject to fraud. The IRS is subject to fraud, and what you do is as you discover things, you developed mechanisms to catch...
  • Canceled by Florida Blue? You can keep your policy for another year

    11/16/2013 3:17:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 15, 2013 | Jodie Tillman
    Reilly, who generally supports the law, said he'd always assumed skimpy plans wouldn't make the cut. But he didn't think major medical plans like his would go away, too. "That was a complete bombshell to me," he said. Florida's largest health insurer will give 300,000 customers who received cancellation notices the option to renew their existing plans for one more year. Florida Blue's decision comes in the wake of President Barack Obama's reversal on Thursday. Facing political pressure over the cancellations, Obama told insurers they could revive the plans for another year, even though they don't meet the requirements of...
  • The Unhealthy Truth About Obamacare's Contractors (Fraud, Corruption)

    11/10/2013 11:09:56 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 10, 2013 | Udayan Gupta
    On July 16 of this year, Sarah Kliff posted a prescient piece on the Washington Post’s Wonkblog. The post, “Meet Serco, the private firm getting $1.2 billion to process your Obamacare application,” reported that 90 percent of Serco’s U.S. business is with the federal government and that the 25-year-old firm pretty much owes its existence to government contracting. In this case, Serco won a contract that will pay it $114 million in 2013 and that eye-popping number of $1.2 billion over the next five years. According to one outside study, it’s the largest single contract for implementing the Affordable Care Act,...
  • Con Men Prey on Confusion Over Health Care Act

    11/10/2013 12:37:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 9, 2013 | Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Susanne Craig
    To the list of problems plaguing President Obama’s health care law, add one more — fraud. With millions of Americans frustrated and bewildered by the trouble-prone federal website for health insurance, con men and unscrupulous marketers are seizing their chance. State and federal authorities report a rising number of consumer complaints, ranging from deceptive sales practices to identity theft, linked to the Affordable Care Act. Madeleine Mirzayans was fooled when a man posing as a government official knocked on her door. Barbara Miller and Maevis Ethan were pitched by telemarketers who claimed to work for Medicaid. And Buford Price was...
  • Obamacare launch spawns 700+ cyber-squatters capitalizing on Healthcare.gov, state exchanges

    10/23/2013 1:03:42 PM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 23, 2013 | JOEL GEHRKE
    More than 700 websites have been created with names playing off of Obamacare or Healthcare.gov, making it likely that some Americans will mistakenly hand over private information to unknown third-parties. For instance, there is a website — www.obama-care.us — that brands itself as part of the "Obamacare enrollment team," directs people to an "Obamacare enrollment form" and asks users for their name, address, Social Security number and other contact information. According to a counter at the bottom of the page, more than 3,000 people have visited obama-care.us. This website does not actually enable people to enroll in Obamacare. It was...
  • Democrats disturbed by Obamacare rollout -- and GOP criticism

    10/23/2013 11:59:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 23, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
    President Obama’s Democratic allies in Congress said Wednesday they are “not happy” about the glitch-filled rollout of the healthcare law, but criticized Republicans for trying to kill Obamacare rather than fix it. “It’s very disturbing to see that the website hasn't performed as well as we would like,” said Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), the No. 4 Democrat in the House, emerging from a private briefing with administration officials. “I think it's even more disturbing when individuals intentionally work against the American people and the rights that they have now secured to access quality, affordable health care.” “It's also not just...
  • ‘HealthCare.gov is in de facto shutdown’

    10/23/2013 12:19:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | Ezra Klein
    Robert Laszewski is president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, a policy and marketplace consulting firm that has him working closely with many in the heath industry as they try to navigate the Affordable Care Act, as well as the author of the excellent Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review blog. As such, he has a unique view on how the rollout looks from the industry side. We spoke on Wednesday. A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows. Ezra Klein: We last talked about 10 days ago. So in the interim, what are your insurance industry sources saying has...
  • Tears and energy drinks: Inside the ObamaCare fiasco

    10/23/2013 12:17:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration’s showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors. As questions mount over the website’s failure, insider interviews and a review of technical specifications by The Associated Press found a mind-numbingly complex system put together by harried programmers who pushed out a final product that congressional investigators said was tested by the government and not private...
  • The Flaw in ObamaCare Points to Its Future Failure: It’s Time to Propose Real Alternatives

    10/23/2013 11:02:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 23, 2013 | Ron Radosh
    Some Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz, have argued that if ObamaCare goes through, an entire group of people will want and like the services offered, thus creating a new dependent culture of people hooked on the supposedly universal and free medical care being offered. Hence, any chances of repealing or reversing it in the future will be doomed. The events of the previous week have shown that this is an unfounded fear. More likely is that the inherent flaws in ObamCare, now more apparent than ever, will create a groundswell of public opinion demanding either its delay or a movement...
  • This debacle has to be intentional. (vanity)

    10/22/2013 9:49:01 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 46 replies
    Even Obama and his minions cannot be this incompetent, This has to be deliberate, insider sabotage!
  • How the HealthCare.gov Failure Will Morph into Obamacaregate

    10/22/2013 11:35:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | October 22, 2013 | David Weigel
    ".................The Canadian-owned company built the website, and in testimony from September 10, it told the skeptical House Energy and Commerce committee that things were going just great. To date, the FFM implementation has achieved all of its key milestones from the initial Architecture Review in October 2011 to Project Baseline Review in March 2012 and, most recently, the Operational Readiness Review in September 2013. Additionally, in April 2013, health insurers began submitting their plans to the system for review by CMS. Starting in August 2013, consumers were able to go into the system and register their accounts. At this time,...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Losing Insurance Because of ObamaCare

    10/23/2013 11:57:21 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 18 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | October 23, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    The hits just keep coming with every day that brings us closer to the full implementation of ObamaCare. This vile piece of illegal legislation continually rains body blows to the gut of hardworking Americans. The mainstream media is starting to cover the story because the entire fiasco is just too big to ignore, but they're still doing their level best to cover up for Obama. Prepare yourself to continue hearing about the "glitches" on the government's $600 million plus website and for the media to keep replaying Obama's speech where the talks about how "incensed" he is over the faulty...
  • Sebelius Admits She Needed Four Year Delay [5 year set-up, additional year testing]

    10/22/2013 9:06:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2013 | Karin McQuillan
    In my column yesterday I explain that the Obamacare fail was baked in for political reasons, foremost among them, the need to keep the public from learning that the Tea Party critics were right. Obama knew he couldn't be re-elected if people learned what Obamacare was. He also knew it was not ready to be launched. The White House tactic was to keep the Obamacare regs and prices secret from the public, which meant the website could not be constructed properly. Each day brings more news proving the administration's political motivations that made failure inevitable and acceptable to them. Over...
  • Boehner: More people will lose insurance under Obamacare than sign up in exchanges

    10/23/2013 8:17:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>House Speaker John A. Boehner predicted Wednesday that by the end of the month, more Americans will have lost their insurance by being kicked off existing health plans than the number who were able to sign up in the flawed online healthcare.gov website.</p>
  • Obamacare: So Many Americans Are Getting Letters Saying Their Health Insurance Is Canceled

    10/23/2013 9:09:40 AM PDT · by topher · 29 replies
    BusinessInsider.com ^ | October 21, 2013 | Josh Barro
    "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." This was one of President Obama's key talking points when selling the Affordable Care Act, and it was never true — as many of the 14 million Americans currently covered by individually-purchased health plans are now learning. As Kaiser Health News reports, individual market insurers are sending out rafts of cancellation notices, telling subscribers they have to change to new plans starting in 2014. Here's why:
  • Does Obamacare Cover Sticker Shock?

    10/23/2013 10:13:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2013 | Tom Purcell
    Rebecca was stunned when she opened her mail last week. Her insurance carrier, Highmark BCBS, said her health insurance premium would rise 40 percent this year and her policy would be canceled on Dec. 1, 2014. She had purchased the policy in 2009, after her husband had passed away from lupus, which he'd contracted 10 years before. His employer's insurance covered virtually all of the $1.1 million cost of his care during the last 66 days of his life. With three children to raise, Rebecca knew how important it was to have good coverage. Her husband's company covered her...
  • Company with $1.2 billion Obamacare contract under investigation for ‘serious fraud’

    10/01/2013 6:09:50 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2013
    A British multinational being paid $1.2 billion to implement Obamacare’s federal insurance exchanges is under investigation after allegedly overcharging the British government by tens of millions of dollars. Reuters reports that Britain’s Serious Fraud Office is now looking into Serco, a massive service and security firm employing 120,000 worldwide, after the company reportedly overbilled its government client as much as $80 million for criminal electronic monitoring devices. Around one in six of the criminals listed were already in prison, had left the country, were not required to wear a device, or were even dead.
  • ObamaCare on the Brink

    07/08/2013 1:09:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 8, 2013 | Ben Domenech
    I hope you will forgive me for assuming the Obama administration was merely bumping their normal Friday news dump forward to before the July 4th holiday, with their announcement that they would effectively delay the employer mandate’s implementation for a year. This was not the case – instead, the much bigger news, and far more devastating to any remaining claims that Obamacare is being properly implemented, was buried on Friday: the news that the most significant entitlement increase since the Great Society will be operating on the honor system. Sarah Kliff and Sandhya Somashekhar report: “The Obama administration announced Friday...
  • Delay in Obamacare requirement puts onus on the honor system

    07/08/2013 9:03:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 5, 2013 | Sharon Begley
    Delaying the "employer mandate" already means the government is giving up potential revenue next year, as businesses whose employees buy subsidized coverage on an Obamacare exchange would be fined $3,000 per person. In addition, without the reporting requirements of the employer mandate in 2014, "the exchanges and the IRS will not be able to verify whether someone's coverage is unaffordable" and thus whether the person is eligible for subsidies, said law professor Timothy Jost of Washington and Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. That leaves it up to individual consumers to be honest about what they do, or do...
  • HHS gives up on Obamacare’s anti-fraud measures

    07/08/2013 7:10:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/08/2013 | Philip Klein
    One of the biggest administrative hurdles facing Obamacare was the ambitious plan to verify the income and insurance status of applicants for federal health coverage subsidies. In theory, on Oct. 1 of this year, a prospective beneficiary of Obamacare was supposed to be able to visit a website like Orbitz, enter basic information, and wait as multiple state and federal government databases communicated with one another to confirm in real time the applicant’s income level, and then display the level of subsidy to which the applicant was entitled, if any. It was a level of technological sophistication unlike anything ever...