ObamaCare’s Eligibility Verification System Open to Abuse
The Government Accountability Office set up a sting operation to test whether ObamaCare’s eligibility verification system is open to abuse.
GAO discovered a resounding Yes.
“Fake applicants were able to get subsidized insurance coverage in 11 of 18 attempts,” reports National Journal.
Investigators had the most success when using ObamaCare’s online and telephone enrollment systems. These improper enrollments resulted in subsidies totaling $30,000 annually.
The findings of the sting operation bode ill for the controversial health reform law. The failure to correctly match applicants to subsidies indicates that ObamaCare’s expensive digital architecture is failing in one of its most basic tasks.
For all the heated political rhetoric and hard-hitting campaign ads, there is a little-discussed reality that should be remembered – Republicans and Democrats agree that Medicare needs reform.
They also agree that the senior-focused entitlement system should reroute money toward elements that work and reduce funding for those that don’t. And while they disagree on which programs should be promoted or pruned, their biggest difference is over whether to get public support before implementing their reforms.
Simply put, Republicans like Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) are engaged in a…
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