Federal government has no system for verifying Obamacare subsidies

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Finding out what’s in it: An audit by the inspector general of Health and Human Services (HHS) has found that the agency has no internal system to verify that $2.8 billion in Obamacare subsidies were paid correctly, or even to the right people.

The [inspector general] said the agency did not have a system to “ensure that financial assistance payments were made on behalf of confirmed enrollees and in the correct amounts.” In addition, [HHS] relied too heavily on data from health insurance companies and had no system for state-based exchanges to “submit enrollee eligibility data for financial assistance payments.”

The government does “not plan to perform a timely reconciliation” of the $2.8 billion in subsidies. [emphasis mine]

Not only have they given out billions without proper record-keeping or proper verification, the agency has no intention of fixing the problem. “Ain’t my job, man!”


  • Max

    I wonder if this level of incompetence was masterly orchestrated to give payments to organizations and individuals on a grand scale? Are we looking at the modern day $600 hammer to pay for”Black projects” that would otherwise not be excepted by the public? Why rely on rich benefactors like George Soros to manage and fund so many different movements when the government can do it indirectly to shape events of the future by having your minions receive money by simply filling out the proper forms?
    A relative married a Mexican national who had five different IDs and collected benefits on all five of them. In exchange, his caseworker gave him a list of people to vote for with the identities. The marriage allowed him to become a citizen, the identities were recycled to someone else.
    My niece Said when she worked for workforce services that they would hand out IDs to new immigrants all the time. The more people you helped, the bigger your bonus. The workers know not to say anything after The more people you helped, the bigger your bonus. The workers know not to say anything. The last whistleblowers who gave evidence to the media all went to jail.

  • Cotour

    Unrelated but related:

    The Conservative minority in Congress finally begin to find their voice and exert their power? First order of business? GET RID OF BOHNER!


  • Cotour


    Myself and plenty of others understood what we were looking at, we were listening. We were not listened to!

    And now they are listening?

    “Here was a man “without a word of praise or gratitude to America”–and yet “no one was listening” to what Obama truly believed.”


    Elections have consequences, let the people learn the hard and costly lesson. This is what america needed in order to snap them out of their complacency and apathy.

  • Jake V

    So the message from the federal government is for Americans simply to lie about their income level and get the maximum subsidy. This makes sense. Liberals measure the success of government programs by how much is spent on them, not by whether the right people receive help or are actually helped by such a program.

    But Congress will fix the problem! House Speaker John Boehner will adjust the budget to allocate $4 billion to the government to figure out what happened to that $2.8 billion. He will embed it in other legislation that will have to be passed before people can find out what’s in it.

  • Cotour

    There is work to be done, we don’t want to disappoint our corporate masters.


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