Sunday, September 15, 2013

The House passes a Bill to delay Health Care Subsidies

The House passed a bill Thursday to ban new subsidies to help people buy health insurance until the Obama administration enacts a new verification system to ensure benefits go only to those who are eligible. 
Democrats say the bill, which has no chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate, would unnecessarily delay subsidies slated to start next year.
Under the law, many low- and middle-income families that don't get health insurance through work will be eligible for subsidies to help buy insurance through state-based exchanges. Eligibility is based on income.
Republicans say there aren't enough safeguards to prevent fraud. They say federal regulations issued over the summer would enable people to get subsidies without adequately verifying their income. The bill would delay the subsidies until the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services certifies that they will only go to people who are eligible. 
"This bill would protect American taxpayers from the staggering amount of fraud and abuse in Obamacare exchanges," said Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. the main sponsor of the bill.
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RomneyMan said...

*Yet another* boring GOP fake vanity act that has zero chance of passing the senate.

File under the 35 Obamacare 'repeals'
Zero credibility party.

BOSMAN said...

Geesh..Safeguards in place first to insure that Taxpayer Subsidies don't go to those who don't qualify BEFORE implementation?....SOUNDS like a GREAT IDEA to me....That will probably disqualify 75% of those who would have applied otherwise...YIPPEE!

Ohio JOE said...

About freaking time the GOP tries to grow a pair.