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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Fraud, Waste and Abuse (F.W.A) Part 1:

The Anti-Kickback Statute And The Affordable Care Act: A Law Enforcement Tool Suddenly Goes Missing, FORBES Magazine article by Robert Raddick.

We've cited this audacious, insane, but true fact almost one month ago, but it's clearly lost in the sauce of recent bad ObamaCare news and bears repeating:

[At the start of November 2013,] one of the most potent resources that law enforcement has had at its disposal in the fight against health care fraud suddenly fell out of the government’s toolbox. In fact, while many in Congress and the mainstream media have focused on problems with the Healthcare.gov website and the cancellation of policies that do not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, another critical development has attracted considerably less attention: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s announcement, in an October 30, 2013 letter to Representative Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), that insurance offered through the Affordable Care Act’s new health insurance exchanges do not constitute “Federal health care programs” and thus are not within the scope of the federal anti-kickback statute.
Every year, for 6 years now, I've had to take refresher courses on the federal laws preventing and punishing "F.W.A"-- Fraud, Waste and Abuse, and now, ObamaCare is exempt from all those laws! Isn't that just dandy? The Forbes article continues:
"Under the anti-kickback statute, any person or entity who receives, pays, offers or solicits anything of value in order to induce or reward the ordering or referral of products and services covered by federal health care programs is guilty of a felony, faces civil monetary penalties of up to $50,000 per violation, and may be the subject of a claim for treble damages under the False Claims Act."
From a second FORBES article on this:
In fact, it is a stunning concession to many of the big business interests that are benefitting from Obamacare and another hidden cost built into what is turning into possibly the worst piece of legislation in history.

First, this abomination has nothing to do with providing accessible healthcare to those in need of it, nor is it about improving the quality of healthcare. Instead, Sebelius’s decision, which was announced in an October 30, 2013 letter to Congressman Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), and which was apparently made in consultation with the Department of Justice, is simply another Obamacare device that will continue to cause overconsumption of health care and prices to skyrocket.

Treble damages. If you don't know and don't want to look it up, it means the guilty fraudster will owe TRIPLE the dollar amount of damages (F.W.A.) caused by the fraudster. This law has teeth, but Obam-elius don't want THEIR signature "law of the land" to rein in ANY F.W.A. Oh, no, we can't stop the bad guys from causing medical costs to shoot up even more than they already have, not on OUR legislation!

Fraud, Waste and Abuse (F.W.A) Part 2:

[WASTE (of American personal productivity resulting in decreased taxes paid to the Feds)] In effect, Obamacare levies a massive increase in marginal tax rates on middle- and upper-income workers. That tax hike will act as a drag on the economy.
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...Americans will face a strong disincentive to stop working once they reach the income level where their subsidies are cut off...As CNBC has noted, a family of three in New York earning $78,120 will pay $7,421 in premiums for a mid-level “silver” health plan, after taking their subsidy into account. But if they make just one extra dollar, they’ll have to fork out $12,784 for insurance — an increase of $5,363.

In fact, benefits experts are already advising their self-employed clients to work fewer hours in order to take advantage of the law’s subsidies. That’s especially true in high wage areas, since Obamacare’s subsidies are not adjusted for differences in the cost of living among states.

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[FRAUD] The subsidy system also invites fraud. Obamacare permits people to apply for tax credits with little or no verification of their eligibility. Income verification for receiving a subsidy is part of the law but has been delayed until 2015. If the government somehow finds that an applicant has a higher income than he or she reported — and is thus ineligible for subsidies — the IRS can only re-claim the difference from his or her tax refund. Liens and wage garnishments are not allowed.

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[ABUSE (of married couples)] ...the system penalizes married people. A single person with an income of $45,960 could qualify for insurance subsidies, but a couple earning $91,920 — twice that sum — can’t.

Fraud, Waste and Abuse (F.W.A.) part 3:

After all, if the government can’t run simple HTML code, how can it be capable of handling the health-care industry?
That, from the liberal-leaning Daily Beast, on the $600+ million wasted on the 3.5 year "building" of Healthcare.gov.

Fraud, Waste and Abuse (F.W.A) Part 4:

"No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker" in CNBC article. And a second security expert also testified along with that first one:
Morgan Wright, CEO of Crowd Sourced Investigations said: "There's not a plan to fix this that meets the sniff test of being reasonable."
Get ready for your most private, secure information to be ABUSED, and for you to be DE-FRAUDED, by hackers and by "Navigators" hired without security checks to see if they have criminal records.

And the Mainstream Media is now repeatedly calling out the administration on the website problems, which is welcome, but they're really missing these huger stories above:

ABC's Jon Karl To Carney: "Is It Mission Accomplished" For Obamacare Website?

Even if it could really handle 50,000 users at a time (which would really be news), Charles Krauthammer points out that "Amazon handles over a million an hour."

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