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18 fictitious applicants test ACA's 'front-end' controls

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:58
(CNN) - Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said. Supreme Court deals blow to...Video: Hobby Lobby responds to... Supreme Court cases to watch
Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:47
(CNN) - Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said. Supreme Court deals blow to Affordable Care ActVideo: Hobby Lobby responds to court ruling
Fraudalent applications for Obamacare subsidies succeeding, audit finds (+video)
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:09
An audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released Wednesday lent political ammunition to congressional Republicans, finding that it was relatively easy to defraud the application process for health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During the audit, 12 GAO employees filed 18 applications using fabricated identities.
Louisiana consumers getting nearly $5 million in refunds for insurance overcharges
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:04
WASHINGTON -- This summer 119,720 Louisiana health insurance customers are due to receive $4.94 million in refunds due to a requirement under the Affordable Care Act that insurers spend at least 80 percent of premiums on patient care and other health related activities. The refunds average $71 per family, according to a report being released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Fraudalent applications for Obamacare subsidies succeeding, audit finds
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:54
An audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released Wednesday lent political ammunition to congressional Republicans, finding that it was relatively easy to defraud the application process for health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During the audit, 12 GAO employees filed 18 applications using fabricated identities.
Medical News Today: Women with gene variant 'more prone to heart disease'
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 05:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings A new study from researchers at Western University in London, Canada - published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - defines a genetic basis for female heart disease and identifies which women may be more prone to this condition.
Medical News Today: Are life expectancy increases among older Americans slowing?
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 05:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 3.5 2 ratings Health Professionals: 4 1 rating In America, nearly 4 in 5 elderly people have multiple chronic medical conditions.Now, a new analysis assessing the burden of these multiple conditions on life expectancy finds that the more ailments a person has after retirement age, the shorter their life expectancy.
Medical News Today: Asthma: just believing an odor is harmful 'could trigger airway inflammation'
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 05:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 1 1 rating Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings For many individuals with asthma, exposure to some odors - such as perfume - can increase inflammation of the airways. But according to a new study by researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA, just believing an odor will cause harm, even if it contains no irritants, can have…
Obamacare subsidizes fictitious persons
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:48
"The total amount of these credits for the 11 approved applications is about $2,500 monthly or about $30,000 annually. We also obtained cost-sharing reduction subsidies, according to marketplace representatives, in at least nine of the 11 cases," Bagdoyan said. After encountering all sorts of trouble getting in-person help, six more fake applicants were turned away. "We are seeing a trend with Obamacare information systems: under every rock, there is incompetence, waste and the potential for…
Most phonies able to get Obamacare
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:48
"The total amount of these credits for the 11 approved applications is about $2,500 monthly or about $30,000 annually. We also obtained cost-sharing reduction subsidies, according to marketplace representatives, in at least nine of the 11 cases," Bagdoyan said. After encountering all sorts of trouble getting in-person help, six more fake applicants were turned away. "We are seeing a trend with Obamacare information systems: under every rock, there is incompetence, waste and the potential for…
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