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Megan McArdle

Add Fraud to the List of Obamacare Disasters

How easy is it to fraudulently qualify for subsidies on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges? Apparently, it’s astonishingly easy.
Money for nothing?
Money for nothing?

The Government Accountability Office sent out investigators to check how easy it is to fraudulently qualify for subsidies on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges. Here's what they found: It's astonishingly easy, at least on the federal marketplace:

It sounds like the systems that are supposed to check identity, immigration status and income simply aren't working at all; the system just assumes that you are who you say you are.