Barack Obama’s signature legislation of his presidency, Obamacare, was quite fittingly based on a bunch of half-truths and outright lies. This shouldn’t be surprising given the fact that Obama himself was elected as president though almost everything about his past was sealed. Even controversies surrounding him that were not secretive, but instead out in the open (think Jeremiah “God d**n America” Wright), were written off as incidents that were of no consequence.
So, when Obama worked to sell his snake oil-like healthcare plan of Obamacare, he lied about it with ease. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Period,” Obama said over and over again. Both statements turned out to be lies. And now, we find out, his contention that illegal aliens, foreign invaders who are increasingly given more respect and rights by the Obama regime than American citizens, would not be able to get Obamacare was also a lie.
An audit of Healthcare.gov and Health and Human Services (HHS) by an Inspector General (IG) finds that there were no effective internal controls to make sure that those applying for Obamacare, including taxpayer-funded subsidies, were eligible.
They did not verify social security numbers or citizenship status. Though guidelines required two different documents to verify citizenship status, protocols were not followed to make sure that only U.S. citizens were approved for Obamacare. Also required, according to the internal controls, was a verification of citizenship status with Social Security and the Department of Homeland Security. That wasn’t done either.
The Washington Free Beacon detailed this issue that led to illegals being approved for Obamacare.
Another example of weak internal controls was found in efforts to verify citizenship status. The marketplace did not always verify this information through the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security, as was required.
The IG found that not only were there problems with internal controls, but once discrepancies were found, they were not handled properly.
In one case, an applicant who had a discrepancy related to his citizenship status was approved after the marketplace accepted the applicant’s birth certificate without obtaining a second document.
So, despite Obama’s promises, the protocols and procedures to ensure proper registration of the healthcare law are not being followed. Illegals were able to sign up for Obamacare and taxpayers are also likely subsidizing their rates.
Was this lax way of handling registration for Obamacare a case of government ineptitude and carelessness or was it intentional? Given the fact that Obama has lied to the American people on numerous occasions, it would not be a stretch to believe that these lax signups were, indeed, done intentionally.