TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

ObamaCare 'rules': Loosey-goosey time

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

We would expect no less from America's modern and growing welfare state:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says it will not attempt to verify individual eligibility for ObamaCare insurance subsidies. It instead will rely on self-reporting, with minimal efforts to verify the accuracy of the information, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The administration says that since it delayed the employer mandate until 2015 — an illegal act, we contend, given it violates the law passed by Congress — it can't expect individuals to provide documentation that their employers don't offer health insurance and, thus, they will be eligible for taxpayer-subsidized plans.

Allow us to translate: Government-subsidized health insurance will be available to all, with no checks or balances, and likely forever, despite promises of, someday, a “robust” verification process. After all, there's likely no way the government will be able to corral all of these horses stampeding out of the barn.

Nod-nod, wink-wink. Hey, what's a little (or a lot of) fraud, eh?

If you had any doubt that ObamaCare is anything other than the latest in a long line of entitlement programs, none should remain. The Journal calculates that costs associated with the loosey-goosey verification standard could explode by as much as a quarter of a trillion dollars in the first 10 years.

ObamaCare must be taken out. For surely, it will take out America.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Editorials

  1. Thanksgiving 2014: Pausing in unison
  2. Remember our troops
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.