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Millions of Americans Fined for Not Having Obamacare, While Millions in Obamacare Subsidies Go to People Who Don’t Even Exist!

The IRS has reported that it fined 7.5 million Americans who didn’t have health insurance in 2014, yet millions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies are being paid out to people scamming the system!

The Treasury Department reported last week the number of Americans who faced fines because of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was significantly higher than the Obama administration expected. For 2014, the IRS projected that roughly 6 million would face fines, but the final total was 1.5 million higher.

…But an investigation by the Government Accountability Office recently revealed that fake applicants who enrolled in health insurance programs through the federal exchange were receiving subsidies. Those phony applicants had initially enrolled during 2014, but they were automatically re-enrolled and continued to benefit from tax subsidies in 2015, the GAO said.

The application process used by the Healthcare.Gov federal exchange is not set up to detect fraud, according to Seto Bagdoyan, chief of GAO audits and investigations, who submitted testimony to the Senate Finance Committee earlier this month.

Democrats downplayed concerns raised in the GAO report, since it only dealt with fictitious people and did not seem to hurt anyone’s access to the insurance exchanges.

It’s the latest black eye for the president’s health care law and for a federal bureaucracy reeling in scandals at agencies including the IRS, the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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* Considering the importance of this story, you would imagine the media was all over it, right? Not quite. CBS and NBC on Thursday skipped the story completely. ABC’s Good Morning America devoted all of 17 seconds to it.

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Here is something that cannot and should not be forgotten. Do you remember what health care cost before this unaffordable care crap hit the fan? It wasn’t cheap then. The reason hospitals and doctors gave was to provide medical care for those who didn’t have insurance. Okay, now that everyone is supposed to be insured, why don’t those rates go down? This whole thing is one big package of lies and deceit. Don’t be shocked if someone asks if I trust the government and I say HELL NO!

The people who are getting fined are the law abiding working class taxpayers who cannot afford the unfair rates.
The people scamming the system are the anti-American law breakers, thieves, and liars.

Our government set it up this way for a reason. Think about it.

“Democrats downplayed concerns raised in the GAO report, since it only dealt with fictitious people and did not seem to hurt anyone’s access to the insurance exchanges. Of course, the “fictitious people” and those getting subsidized health care at the expense of others are mostly Democrat voters. Why would the Democrats be concerned?

The one most important item not mentioned is the substance of our United States Constitution. It is not long. Its substance tells Congress and the president exactly what they are to be about. And it leaves the affairs of the people to the states and to themselves in almost every way. Healthcare does NOT belong to the U.S. government. They have not one thing to say, legally, about how we handle our healthcare. Second: had we all dug in and studied the amazing amount written about Obama from childhood on up, we would learn, principally tho’ not ALL, by any means, that he was never a smart kid or man, but a great orator. How he decided to become a senator; how he was instructed by the senator he told, to at least ACT and look as tho’ he liked people. He became a senator by surreptitious means, but never… Read more »
The Narcissist The Narcissist is one who wants to be liked; by those who are like him and those who aren’t like him. He also finds that he doesn’t like those who aren’t like him. Even those who seem like him are not to be liked because he really isn’t like them either. So, in order to be liked he stirs up the people who are somewhat like him and he thinks who like him, to not like the people who are not like him and don’t like him. Now the people who are not like him try to like him but he doesn’t just want them to like him, he also wants to control them. If he can make the people who like him and who are like him to not like the people who are not like him and don’t like him, he will be able to control… Read more »

I am underemployed and have been seeking FT work for over a year. I rely on income I earn and IRA money that I take out prematurely. I cannot afford $500 a month insurance and after Obummercare passed, my $200 insurance jumped 100%. I broke down and got Ocare and a subsidy so I pay about $220. But at the end of the year, they counted my IRA early withdrawals as earned income and I had to pay a $2,400 fine. Can’t even deduct it as a self-employed insurance premium deduction which I could IF I could afford a $400 per mo ins premium payment to begin with. Very messed up.

And worse – that fine goes into the Treasury, not to my insurance company! Scam!!

Obama and all his deciples,who include many renegade Republicans must be thrown or weeded out.

I was one of those fools trying to avoid the fine and keep insurance. We had estimated $900 a month to keep my workplace insurance for the first few years of my retirement to cover my wife and I. Along comes ACA and our insurance started ramping up while still employed. $1600 a month by the time I retired. Excellent coverage relatively speaking, $300 deductible, although there were reductions in dental and vision. So we bit the bullet and held on. Within just a few months the premium had raised another $300! I have never had a house payment as large! We decided not to rock our boat yet (the really foolish part). A decision was made for us when my company decided to switch insurance carriers and , by the way, the retirees aren’t included. So now we are shopping. The least expensive plan we could find was $1478… Read more »

I like the fact that MassHealth is free. They have no co-pays. I go to the Dr. it’s $20.00 and if you don’t have the $20.00 they tack on another $10.00. That’s $30.00. So since I was forced to retire I have to make sure I get to the Dr. on the 1st of the month.

Me having to pay a $20.00 co-pay, isn’t that discrimination??????

My fine is $0.00!!!!! I elected to qualify for the faith-based wellness program EXEMPTION!!!! (medi-share) That way I would HONOR GOD by NOT funding in any way the killing of babies through abortion (they use the words ‘reproductive counseling’ to include abortion/killing babies) and I would comply with man’s law AS WRITTEN.

like everything else that politicians say “affordable” is a lie

amazing that federally elected politicians and federally appointed officials, currently serving, retired or no longer holding office, are exempt from this act and all laws they create

Is it just me, or does anyone else notice that whenever a Democrat is interviewed, they seem to talk with one side of their mouth much higher than the other? … It tells me that they’re lying!

The democrats down played it because it only dealt with fictious people. Where do they think the subsidies come from. Government only has money from the people. So we as tax payers are directly effected.

History shows us that many generations have suffered under horrible living conditions, mostly due to corrupt minded leaders and widespread disease such as the Plague. Obama is the Black Plague of our generation. He says one thing but then does the opposite. Unless this country fights back against his tyranny and the deliberate liberal hate mungering talking points which are racially and religiously divisive we will see more government dependency, more horrible economic policies, and more radical doctrine imposed on America. Obamacare insurance does not provide better healthcare. History documents revolt by the good people over and over again. So while Mr. Obama is similar to Nero of Rome, I am glad we will not be executed as was the case under the reign of King Henry VIII or his daughter “Bloody Mary” as the English Renaissance dismissed the religion of ritual and imagery (Catholicism) and gave way to a… Read more »

my wife had Ocare 2014
and they fined us 1600$ for having it and we paid our part every mo why are the American people being robbed by gov health care??????

I don’t know why they call it ACA. It is actually the Unaffordable Care Act. If they had to have subsidies then it wasn’t affordable in the first place.

Like many Americans without employer-provided health insurance, my income is above the threshold of eligibility for a health insurance subsidy (not that I want one). And premiums for my wife and myself are still unaffordable. So, instead of putting the money towards retirement savings, I paid the “shared responsibility” FINE for 2014, and will pay it again for 2015.

Don’t PAY ! And stop waiting for some superstar to save the day .You want some inspiration look at American history , name the group of men who told the King what he could do with his tea ? These men did not wait for George , John or any other leaders of that time they acted .

I have been a Republican since 1964 and am very disappointed in the party. We now control both the House and
the Senate and what has been done to turn things around? It is time that all of you politicians live up to your promises
that you stated in order to get elected. President Obama is leading this Country to total destruction.
DO SOMETHING

It would be nice if you used the correct terminology. This is NOT a fine according to the Supreme Court. It’s a TAX and that’s how they justified upholding this Unconstitutional law to appease Obama.