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.