CARBONDALE - According to the Mike Bost Congressional Campaign, federal lawmakers are learning about more than 2.6 million "irregularities" that were found in a General Accounting Office (GAO) report discussing the problems with the Obamacare state-level healthcare exchanges that were set up.
"Last year, when provided with an opportunity to create a means test for persons applying for Obamacare, Congressmen Enyart defended the status quo," said Ron Deedrick, Bost Campaign Spokesperson.
Bost's campaign is referring to Enyart's vote against H.R. 2775. The legislation, as passed by the House of Representatives back in September 2013 would have allowed for income, address and other forms of verification for the insurance subsidies which are part of Obamacare.
"It is clear that Congressmen Enyart has decided to stand with the 'D.C. status quo,' of inaction when it comes to Obamacare. The constituents of the 12 Congressional District need to be aware that the Congressmen is encouraging fraud, waste and abuse in Obamacare," Deedrick added.
Enyart's "no" vote against the legislation means that taxpayers were not protected and potentially millions of fraudulent Obamacare subsidy claims have been made. The GAO also cited that taxpayers may be "on the hook" for a significant portion of the subsidies being paid out to more than 5.4 million people who signed up for the program.
The link to the GAO Report can be found here; http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-705T