Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
President Obama and his mainstream media shills such as Paul Krugman keep on insisting that Obamacare is working fine.
A recent “secret shopper” audit by the GAO (Government Accountability Office) has discovered that the Obamacare website healthcare.gov has exposure to fraud and abuses. Obamacare does not have a plan to prevent this kind of fraud and abuse.
The title of this blog should be, “How To Fake A Healthcare.gov Application And Get A Healthcare Insurance Subsidy.”
“Last year the Senate Finance Committee asked investigators at the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, to test the Affordable Care Act’s internal eligibility and enrollment controls. So they created a dozen fictitious identities and applied for insurance subsidies—and 11 fake claimants got them.”
Healthcare.gov did not have a verification protocols operational. This was supposed to be part of the non existent back end for 2014.
The GAO online and over the phone supplied invalid Social Security numbers, doctored citizenship status or misstated income on tax documents.
Eleven of the twelve phony applicants received up to $2500 per month in tax credits or $30,000 per year.
What is worse is that these 11 phony applicants re-enrolled in 2014 for 2015. Some of them received a larger tax credit without providing additional documentation for 2015. Some were renewed automatically.
How much did the taxpayer pay for this pathetic website?
The exact amount is not known because it is not transparent.
Which part of the federal budget was charged for the website?
Was the website an Obamacare expense?
How many people received large and fallacious subsidies by lying?
How much has the government spent and wasted on Obamacare so far?
How can President Obama tell us with a straight face that Obamacare is working well?
How can we tell President Obama we are sick and tired of his lies?
How can we prevent President Obama from getting away with these lies?
The health insurance exchanges are supposed to verify income and identities before approving subsidies. This was promised but could not happen in 2014. The back end of healthcare.gov was not completed. The back end was supposed to be completed for 2015.
The GAO study was able to circumvent the initial identity proofing.
“The exchanges are “required to seek post-approval documentation in the case of certain application ‘inconsistencies.’
The post-approval documentation was only requested if there were inconsistencies in the application. Some applications were automatically renewed.
“The GAO also reports that the follow-up was often unclear or inaccurate and didn’t turn off the subsidies.”
The GAO concluded that the customer service representatives were clueless and incompetent.
No one in the Obama administration has been held accountable or fired. The cover-up by the Obamacare administration is obvious.
“Officials running ObamaCare told the GAO they possess “limited ability to respond to attempts at fraud” and that measures to ensure program integrity would undermine “consumers’ ability to ‘effectively and efficiently’ select Marketplace [ObamaCare] coverage.”
The explanation is an affront to logic and the taxpayer’s intelligence. This incompetence was not reported in the New York Times or the traditional media.
As President Obama was telling the American public that Obamacare is working fine and as Paul Krugman was backing him up with his Noble Prize T-Shirt on, the Obama administration was wasting probably wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on a program that was not working.
When are the American people going to wake up and say this has to stop?
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone