Health Care

Another day, another Obamacare disappointment

Communications • July 1, 2014

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But we can’t say we’re surprised.

Today the Department of Health and Human Services Offices of the Inspector General’s released their Obamacare verification report.

The Inspector General’s offices were looking at the  2.9 million application inconsistencies caused from health care forms being filled out incorrectly.  They were given the arduous task of examining the application inconsistencies in an attempt to figure out where all these “inconsistencies” are coming from, and what can be done to fix them.

Today, the Inspector General announced that 2.6 million of those original problems were still unresolved. And of the 330,000 cases that could be fixed, only 10,000 were. That’s less than one percent of the total.

Almost all of these discrepancies were caused by one of two things: improper address information and false income information. And most of these issues are because “the CMS eligibility system was not fully operational,”  – in other words, because they launched the site without it being finished.

Because President Obama allowed people to sign up for subsidies on the “honor system,” millions of people took that as an opportunity to pull the wool over the President’s eyes.

The end result is an exchange that is handing out subsidies to individuals who may not be eligible – and a big, fat health care bill being paid for by hardworking American taxpayers.

But the current health care law is so haphazardly and inefficiently managed, that sorting out those who need help and those who are trying to get a good deal at the sake of the federal government is proving to be a lot like untangling a ball of yarn wrapped around a cactus.

Open-enrollment for next year is around the corner. How can Americans trust that these “inconsistencies” will be dealt with and fixed?

They can’t. Today is just another example of how President Obama’s health care law is full of broken promises and disorganized operation. It’s another example of how the Obama administration is unable to protect Americans’ tax dollars as it implements this one-size-fits-all health care law. And it’s an example of why individuals are better off having the choice to make their own health care decisions.

Today we are reminded of what America needs: an organized, responsible health care system that starts over, and lets the patient make decisions, rather than the government.

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