Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MORE THAT NOBODY HAD ANY WAY OF PREDICTING IN ADVANCE

More than 1 million Americans may be getting health insurance subsidies that are too high or to low. The government does know whether or which, and there is no “app” that can tell. The government, therefore, is unable to fix the problem.

This was a totally unpredictable, unintended consequence of ObamaCare. Nobody could have possibly seen it coming. When subsidy payments were made a part of ObamaCare, it could not have been foreseen that there would be a problem verifying the claims of the applicant. There just was no way any person, living or dead, could have predicted that the federal government would not be able to verify an applicant’s income.

One might ask, “Didn’t House Republicans warn about this very problem in July of 2013?” The answer would be, “Well, yes, they did, but they’re Republicans. They are stupid, back-wood, red-necks who can’t tell their olfactory organs from their posteriors.” Just because they predicted it, that’s no reason to point out that they predicted it.

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) predicted the problem last year. She was right. The government is unable to verify people's incomes for the purpose of determining ObamaCare subsidies. But that doesn’t mean it could have been predicted.

The House tried to fix the problem by passing legislation, but that died in the Senate. I forget. Which Party controls the Senate?

Don’t worry. Be happy! The IRS (to whom we all report our incomes) can just shoot the information over to the governing agency, so they’ll know what to do. Oh, wait! The IRS IS the agency that administers ObamaCare. Turns out they don’t have the ability to verify income levels!

Who would have thunk it?

“We knew that paying out subsidies without first confirming that someone was eligible would become a nightmare for American taxpayers, and these reports confirm our concerns. Not only are taxpayers potentially on the hook for billions of dollars in fraudulent subsidy claims, but honest Americans who merely make a mistake filling out Obamacare forms might now he hounded years later for back taxes,” said Rep. Black.



Democrats just can’t predict the results of what they do.

12 comments:

Dave Miller said...

Joe, can you cite the legislation you mentioned that the House passed to fix this problem?

I don't mean one of the myriad attempts to repeal the ACA, the legislation to fix this particular problem.

Joe said...

DM: You should have read the link.

Dave Miller said...

Joe, you asserted that the House tried to pass legislation to fix this particular problem. No where in the article you linked is that mentioned.

Again, can you provide a link to support what you said the House passed and then died in the Senate.

Again, to clarify, not a link that demanded repeal of the ACA, but the actual law you said was passed to deal with this issue.

Thanks in advance...

Joe said...

DM: Did you click on the July 2013 link?

(Maybe that's because it wasn't working 'till now.)

Duckys here said...

But in light of the Post report, it appears the government does not yet have the ability to verify income levels at all.

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Did the IRS disband?

Joe said...

Ducky: "Did the IRS disband?"

That's what makes this so astonishing. You would think the agency charged with the responsibility of administering ObamaCare would be able to communicate with itself to determine peoples' incomes. But don't forget: this is a federal government agency.

Dave Miller said...

Joe, thanks for the new link...

In theory, yes, a fix was passed. And the fix was to essentially repeal the ACA, or stop it from going into effect until a GOP led congress approved a new government system designed by the Obama Admin.

I don't believe even you would say they were interested in fixing the ACA as much as stalling it until they could kill it.

A fix for the issue would have seen the House developing a way to fix the problem and improve implementation of the law.

But that is not what the GOP has ever wanted to do. That is, however, what the Dems did with the Bush expansion of Medicare, which they opposed. They accepted the law and worked to make it better and to improve what then too was a disastrous rollout.

Lisa said...

I say give everything to everyone for free an fix it later on.

Dave Miller said...

Lisa, no one is advocating that...

Dave Miller said...

More false facts?

Lisa said...

I am advocating it Dave

Joe said...

DM: "In theory, yes, a fix was passed."

Exactly. It was rejected by the Senate. Hmmmm. That's what I said.