HHS Still Hasn’t Figured Out How To Verify Obamacare Subsidy Eligibility


President Obama and his progressive allies are spending quite a bit of time and energy whining shrieking about the Hobby Lobby decision and distorting the facts in the hopes of reviving the “war on women” meme. Oh, and of course, Obama is also digging in his heels on executive action to solve the immigration crisis he created. In the mean time, some of the most dangerous and bloodthirsty terrorists on the planet have created a foothold in Iraq, which he abandoned, while he lectures the Israelis about destabilizing the Middle East. All of that is just in the first two days of this week. They’ve known about the problem with verifying eligibility for Obamacare subsidies for months now and they still haven’t figured out how to solve the problem.

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday seized on audits that suggest Obamacare’s new health exchanges are ill-equipped to resolve inconsistencies on applicants’ requests for health plans and benefits — findings that breathe new life into fears the Web-based program is not secureand cannot function properly.

Health and Human Services Department’s Inspector General raised red flags after it examined the federal marketplace that serves 36 states and state-run exchanges in California and Connecticut.

“The deficiencies in internal controls that we identified may have limited the marketplace’s ability to prevent the use of inaccurate or fraudulent information when determining eligibly of applicants for enrollment,” Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson said at the outset of the report.

In a separate report, his office found the federal marketplace was unable to resolve 2.6 million out of 2.9 million application inconsistencies because the administration’s eligibility system was not fully operational — a bright-line finding that GOP lawmakers decried as “appalling.”

Read the whole thing, it is appalling. Everything this administration does is appalling.

This whole Obamacare mess is all part of the grand plan to make as many people as they can dependent on the government for their health care. Then when the whole system goes bankrupt they’ll tell us we need a single payer system.