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Senate report: Illegal aliens benefited from up to $750M in ObamaCare subsidies

Article CAIRCO note: 
ObamaCare "subsidies" are your tax dollars, folks
Article author: 
Chad Pergram and Judson Berger
Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
February 9, 2016
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Illegal [alien] immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News ...

The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, “the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits ...

The Senate report, based on a review launched by committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., derisively describes this approach as “pay and chase.”

In other words, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pays credits and subsidies to the insurance companies on behalf of the applicants – and the feds then “chase” after any overpayments ...

“This ‘pay and chase’ model has potentially cost taxpayers approximately $750 million,” the report says. The 500,000 individuals in question have been removed from coverage, according to the findings, as the government seeks to get the money back ...

CAIRCO Note and Research. 

Asking for the money back from people who we really cannot identify is not good public responsibility from the keepers of our tax dollars. 

[...52-year-old Salem, New Hampshire, resident named Caroline] ... told CNN that she went to the rally hoping to ask Trump a question about how he would crack down on tax fraud committed by undocumented immigrants [illegal aliens]. "He truly cares about the American people," she said.