Obamacare | The Government's Takeover of Health Care
Obamacare Possibly Paying Subsidies to Hundreds of Thousands Who Don't Quality
Created on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:43
Written by Justin Credible
When the government is involved, odds are there are going to be major mistakes. For Obamacare, that's the rule, not the exception. As it turns out, the Obama regime is contacting hundreds of thousands of individuals that have subsized Obamacare insurance because there's a chance they shouldn't have been qualified for the subsidies in the first place. Realistically, the Obama regime doesn't care about the qualifications - they just want more people to think they're benefitting from Obamacare.
From Townhall via The New York Times:
The Obama administration is contacting hundreds of thousands of people with subsidized health insurance to resolve questions about their eligibility, as consumer advocates express concern that many will be required to repay some or all of the subsidies.
Of the eight million people who signed up for private health plans through insurance exchanges under the new health care law, two million reported personal information that differed from data in government records, according to federal officials and Serco, the company hired to resolve such inconsistencies.
The government is asking consumers for additional documents to verify their income, citizenship, immigration status and Social Security numbers, as well as any health coverage that they may have from employers. People who do not provide the information risk losing their subsidized coverage and may have to repay subsidies next April.
Justin Credible is a contributing editor for Habledash.