Feds Can’t Verify $2.8 Billion in Obamacare Subsidies

The federal government cannot verify nearly $3 billion in subsidies distributed through Obamacare, putting significant taxpayer funding “at risk,” according to a new audit report.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit Tuesday finding that the agency did not have an internal system to ensure that subsidies went to the right enrollees, or in the correct amounts.

“[The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] CMS’s internal controls did not effectively ensure the accuracy of nearly $2.8 billion in aggregate financial assistance payments made to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act during the first four months that these payments were made,” the OIG said.

“CMS’s system of internal controls could not ensure that CMS made correct financial assistance payments,” they said.

The OIG reviewed subsidies paid to insurance companies between January and April 2014. The audit found that CMS did not have a process to “prevent or detect any possible substantial errors” in subsidy payments.

The OIG said the agency did not have a system to “ensure that financial assistance payments were made on behalf of confirmed enrollees and in the correct amounts.”

In addition, CMS relied too heavily on data from health insurance companies and had no system for state-based exchanges to “submit enrollee eligibility data for financial assistance payments.”

The government does “not plan to perform a timely reconciliation” of the $2.8 billion in subsidies.

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SHOCKER ! COMMIECARE A FRAUD AND A SCAM , IMAGINE THAT ! NOT SURPRISING, CONSIDERING THE FEDS RUN IT .

Welcome to the obummer nation.

This is CRIMINAL CONDUCT by the program managers... government regulations and laws require that payments to contractors and other parties be certified by senior government administrators as legitimate before being made... 

If improper or inadequate procedures... normal accounting standards, for verifying payments  are legitimate, were not in place; then, the authorizing manager/government officer should be indicted, tried, and if found guilty, jailed.  Malfeasance while in office is a criminal offense and failure to provide adequate safeguards to protect Billions of Taxpayer dollars from being fraudulently paid requires prosecution, not just disclosure.  Those companies making claims and/or receiving illegal payments also need their CEO's and Boards of Directors indicted and if convicted jailed.

It is time to stop the pattern of discovering malfeasance in office and doing nothing about it... the amounts involved certainly rise to the 'criminal conduct' level and suggest deliberate criminal intent to defraud the government.  I for one am sick of the Various IG's finding such negligence and incompetent criminal behavior and doing nothing but reporting it... no follow up with criminal prosecution. 

It went where it was planned to go.   Dem SLUSH FUND.   Every grant/program put out by this Dem Adm is not about "helping" the people.   Fannie/Freddie the Clinton slush fund.   Good old Rahm Emanuel  spent a couple of months there after leaving the Clinton ADm and created the "bonus" bundling  for good Dems. 

The only way to deal with open lawlessness is thru massive IMPEACHMENT trials and the wholesale removal of the criminal elements in government.  Congress has long neglected its duty and now we find huge numbers of political appointees violating the laws of the United States... spending money that is not authorized by law is misappropriation of government funds and may also constitute fraud among other crimes.  The first dollar spent is a crime... billions of dollars being spent that were not appropriated is massive evidence of a 'criminal enterprise' and the RICO Act kicks in.

IMPEACHMENT MUST BEGIN NOW.

"the American people are to stupid", now who do we recall who said that?!!  I think it was "the Grubb!!"  This is so dispicable that our Congress cannot or will not put a stop to these commy infiltrators!!  This is the continuous destruction of our economy, so the the "commy pair" can pull the plug later this year!!

Dictator Obama Care has nothing to do with health care.

JUST lost a few billion: quit whining could've been a trillion; OH WAIT it is: OOOPPPPS.

Bull$$$$ they can't.  They don't want to.  They're part of govscam.

Obunglers....and they want us to trust them with anything?..They magically turn everything they touch into dung piles....maybe thats why it stinks so bad in DC.

Makes one wonder why the federal government even tries to pretend it is not corrupt

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CONFUSION:   Pelosi Says Constitution Spells Out ‘Two Co-Equal Branches’ Of Government

No Nancy. No.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must be taking night classes at the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Government.

Pelosi, the 79-year-old third-highest ranking official in the U.S. government, was speaking to the Center for American Progress today when she mistakenly said there are “two co-equal branches” of government, before correcting herself to say there are three.

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“First of all, let me just say, we take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Pelosi said.

“Democrats take that oath seriously, and we are committed to honoring our oath of office. I’m not sure that our Republican colleagues share that commitment, and I’m not sure that the president of the United States does, too,” she claimed.

“So, in light of the fact that the beauty of the Constitution is a system of checks and balances— two co-equal branches— three co-equal branches of government,” she corrected with a laugh.

“A check and balance on each other,” she continued. “Con— Constitution spells out the pri— pa, uh, the duties of Congress and one of them is oversight of the president of the United States, another one of them is to impeach the president of the United States,” Pelosi said.

In November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied supporters on Facebook to pitch in and help Democrats take back “all three chambers of Congress.”

“…the Progressive movement works and it wins in all districts…If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress– three chambers of government…,” she said during the virtual appearance.

She clarified that she meant the “presidency, the Senate and the House.”

According to the Constitution, the three branches of government are the legislative, executive and judicial.

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