Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Obamacare as an Entitlement – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

So, you’re afraid you may not qualify for ObamaCare subsidies (taxpayer handouts), are you?  Hey, not to worry! Just make stuff up and lie! The government will be using the “honor system” to “verify” your “eligibility.”

Nothing could possible go wrong here, right? Of course, not!

Washington Post:

    The Obama administration announced Friday that it would significantly scale back the health law’s requirements that new insurance marketplaces verify consumers’ income and health insurance status.

    Instead, the federal government will rely more heavily on consumers’ self-reported information until at least 2015, when it plans to have stronger verification systems in place.

Here’s more from a Forbes article entitled Not Qualified for ObamaCare’s Subsidies? Just Lie – Gov’t to Use “Honor System” Without Verifying Your Eligibility:

    On Friday [...] the Washington Post discovered that the administration had buried in the Federal Register the announcement that the government won’t be able to verify whether or not applicants for ObamaCare’s insurance exchange subsidies are actually qualified for the aid in the 16 states that are setting up their own exchanges.

    Instead, until at least 2015, these states will be able to “accept the applicant’s attestation [regarding eligibility] without further verification.”

Do you suppose that the CBO's scoring of the bill would change now if and when they account for a higher number of fraudulently insured people? You bet it's going to change the cost numbers!

The honor system works so well in our nation of such high morals – does it not? After all; the very same honor system worked out perfectly well in Cleveland and a few other key locations during 2012 presidential balloting, didn’t it?

No fraud or potential for fraud here folks – nothing to see – just move along now!

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