Scamming Obamacare harder than you think
July 15th, 2013
05:42 AM ET
7 years ago

Scamming Obamacare harder than you think

(CNNMoney) - The way some people have interpreted the latest Obamacare rule change, you'd think the administration was inviting people to steal from the government.

Officials announced on July 5 that insurance exchanges could relax how they verify the income of people who apply for federal financial help in the first year.

But experts say the temporary change won't necessarily make it easier to scam the system.


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  1. Gurgyl

    Just ignore this GOP version–nonsense. Follow the law. Period.

    July 15, 2013 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    BS. They WANT low income people to be able to scam the system.

    July 15, 2013 07:24 am at 7:24 am |
  3. Minnie Mouse

    Great plan and why are you not doing this with all entitlement programs? Doesn't this country realize how much money we (as the government and tax payers) are losing because people are changing jobs, bringing in more income, get pay raises ect.. so overpayments are being made to millions on a regular basis because incomes are not being checked on a regular basis.

    If everyone was reporting income weekly over the phone on a hotline number set up (like unemployment), then you would know immediately how much everyones income is. These montlhy numbers would be used to hand out the next months benefit amount for entitlments, and not wait a year to collect over payments. Everyone would recieve more or less benefit amounts, according to the previous months income.

    It's pay as you go for the government, against the current income monthly and not pass go and collect in a year if someone has been overpaid. Check peoples income on a regular basis and you wouldn't be overpaying anyone!

    This is also wasting tax payer dollars and government dollars when people are overpaid. If your going to start collecting through the IRS just for Obamacare, then you can start collecting on all entitlement programs but don't give anyone a year. Monthly income reports are needed because then you wouldn't need to be wasting the time of the IRS. The money would be properly issued out at all times throughout the years, againsts everyones income like it needs to be!

    July 15, 2013 07:24 am at 7:24 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    It is a law. Just follow than whine. In fact this law is derived from Massachuttes Romney Care. Why whining–when it works. Follow. It is my order. Simple.

    July 15, 2013 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  5. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Instead of getting rid of obamacare, in 2014 we will get rid of the GOP. No more bs and Lyon propaganda trying to protect the insurance companies profits at Americans expense while they get free healthcare at taxpayers expense!!!!!

    July 15, 2013 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  6. Tigas

    "Scamming Obamacare harder than you think"... already scammed 134 million US citizens!

    July 15, 2013 07:47 am at 7:47 am |