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"Verification of eligibility for federal subsidies is not only common sense, it is also required under law," said Congressman
"More troubling is the fact that the
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As we approach the 2015 Open Enrollment Period, I remain deeply concerned by the absence of a verification process to determine the eligibility for applicants regarding the premium tax credits and other subsidies available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prior to the issuance of these subsides. Verification, as you know, is mandated by the ACA. While I recognize the Administration has unilaterally delayed key provisions to achieve greater oversight of the program and failed to construct a functional Data Hub in a timely fashion, it has come to my attention that the
Earlier this year, the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014 mandated that:
"the Secretary of
The law is clear that the government must establish and use effective practices to verify the eligibility for federal subsidies. Such practices are common sense and common practice in order to improve program integrity, reduce fraud, and protect the hard-earned tax dollars of the American people. The current failure to address the backlog of millions of inconsistencies is of deep concern.