Obamacare Subsidies OK for Federal Exchanges Too, 4th Cir. Rules - Decided
Two of the fake applicants submitted similarly fake supporting documentation, which was verified by contractors managing the online exchanges. Three submitted nothing at all, and continue to receive the subsidies. Rep Charles Boustany Jr. (R-LA), the chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, said the failure of the exchanges to verify that recipients of government subsidies actually deserved them ought to be a non-partisan issue. Related: Senate Zeroes in on Inflated Hepatitis-C Drug Cost This is not simply a question of whether one likes the Presidents health care law or the way his Administration has gone about implementing it, he said in a statement prepared for the hearing. The question is whether the Administration is being a good steward of taxpayer dollars and is putting in place adequate controls to protect those dollars from fraud, waste, and abuse. The history of the health care laws implementation suggests the answer is no. The GAO also tried to test how many people charged with delivering in-person assistance to applicants would actively encourage applicants to misstate their income in order to qualify for a federal subsidy.
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Circuit Court of Appeals, which denied the use of Obamacare tax credits to anyone who enrolled via a federally created exchange. USA Today reports that this circuit split may lead to a "Supreme Court showdown." Why did the 4th Circuit allow Obamacare subsidies for all healthcare exchanges, when the D.C. Circuit limited them? It's All About the Word 'State' The dueling Obamacare subsidy decisions seem to hang perilously on one phrase, or maybe even just one word: "Exchange established by the State" (emphasis added). It can be argued that the plain meaning of the word "State" seems unambiguous. It's not only nicely capitalized, but the statutes which buttress Obamacare make various references to both state and federal exchanges. The IRS attempted to add its two cents in interpreting this statutory language broadly , allowing all eligible consumers -- in both federal and state exchanges -- to receive Obamacare subsidies. This is where the D.C.
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