Auditor: States might be using ObamaCare grant money illegally

Some states running their own ObamaCare exchanges may be illegally using federal dollars to keep them afloat, according to a new warning from a government auditor.

The inspector general for Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said officials must better inform states about the purpose of the grants to prevent them from improperly using the money to prop up their health insurance exchanges.

“This issue is a significant matter and requires CMS’s immediate attention,” inspector general Daniel Levinson wrote to the acting head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Under current rules, states can only use the grants for costs related to “design, development, and implementation” of the sites for buying insurance. But with some state exchanges facing budget woes this year, the auditor said “there is a risk” that officials will use the grants to pay for overhead costs instead.

For example, the audit said Washington state’s health exchange “might use $10 million in establishment grant funds to support operations” in the second half of 2015, citing budget documents.

The Washington exchange faces a funding shortfall of $125 million, with the state Legislature asked to cover the additional costs. The auditor warned that if the financial troubles continue, "it could affect [the exchange's] ability to fund operations."

The watchdog also highlighted Rhode Island's exchange, which "currently does not have a dedicated revenue stream."

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Rep. Ilhan Omar defended her anti-Israel sentiments on CNN on Thursday, saying that she doesn’t know why those comments would offend the Jewish-American community.

Omar famously tweeted in 2012 that “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

When asked about the tweet by CNN, Omar responded, “oh, that’s a really regrettable way of expressing that. I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish-Americans.”

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Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.

Omar added that her comments were “precisely addressing what was happening during the Gaza war,” and that she was “clearly” speaking about the way the “Israeli regime” was “conducting themselves in that war.” 

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“I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish-Americans.”
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Without any follow-up or push back, CNN moved on to asking the accused antisemitic congresswoman about her opinions on Rep. Steve King and his “racist remarks.”

While her perceived antisemitism is given a pass — Rep. King is boldly branded without any hesitation.

King has repeatedly stated that he was taken out of context and disavowed white supremacy and all forms of hatred – while Omar stands behind her bigotry. Yet, only King is facing consequences and blow back.

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