New Federal Investigation Shows Cost Of Kuster’s Vote Against Subsidy Verification
WASHINGTON – The Washington Post is out with a new report showing federal investigators were able to sign up fake applicants for ObamaCare and its subsidies. This is a stunning indictment against Annie Kuster and her fellow Democrats who voted against verifying these very same subsidies last year.
In a very real way, the failure of ObamaCare is made clear. Not only is Annie Kuster supporting a failing law, but now she let the law’s subsidies go to waste. From the failed website, to the Medicare cuts, and now this new investigation, it is clear ObamaCare is riddled with waste, fraud, and abuse. She should be ashamed and apologize to New Hampshire voters for this reckless and irresponsible vote.
“With her vote last year, Annie Kuster ensured Stan Dupp, Sid Down, and the rest of their fake-named friends can get ObamaCare subsidies,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “Meanwhile real people in New Hampshire are clearly suffering because of her disgraceful vote.”
FYI, a similar version of this release below went out to the following districts: Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01), Ron Barber (AZ-02), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), John Garamendi (CA-03), Ami Bera (CA-07), Jim Costa (CA-16), Lois Capps (CA-24), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Scott Peters (CA-52), Jim Himes (CT-04), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), Alan Grayson (FL-09), Patrick Murphy (FL-18), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fl-23), Joe Garcia (FL-26), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Bill Foster (IL-11), Bill Enyart (IL-12), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Dave Loebsack (IA-02), John Tierney (MA-06), Bill Keating (MA-09), Tim Walz (MN-01), Rick Nolan (MN-08), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Tim Bishop (NY-01), Steve Israel (NY-03), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Dan Maffei (NY-24), Louise Slaughter (NY-25), Pete Gallego (TX-23), Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Nick Rahall (WV-03).
Federal Investigators Were Able To Sign Up Fake Applicants Onto ObamaCare And Receive Subsidies. “In undercover tests of the new federal health insurance marketplace, government investigators have been able to procure health plans and federal subsidies for fake applicants with fictitious documents, according to findings that will be disclosed to lawmakers Wednesday.”(Amy Goldstein, Federal Undercover Investigation Signs Up Fake Applicants For ACA Coverage, Subsidies, The Washington Post, 7/22/14)
Last Year, Annie Kuster Voted Against A Bill Requiring Income Verification For ObamaCare Subsidies.(H.R. 2775, Roll Call Vote 458, 235-191, 9/12/13)