Obamacare gave $21.8 million in tax credits to individuals who were not eligible for them, per Free Beacon.
An audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that 11,388 individuals who received credits did not meet the necessary eligibility requirements.
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To be eligible to receive the premium tax credit, an individual must be a citizen or be lawfully present, be a resident of the state where the exchange was located, and not be incarcerated.
In some cases, individuals who were not eligible for benefits were able to continue receiving tax credits due to Obamacare’s “good faith” provision. Management at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that if an individual attempts to support his eligibility by submitting any documentation, regardless of its relevance, it was considered a good faith effort and that person could still receive benefits.
As of now, these individuals continue to receive the tax credits they were not eligible for, as those credits were not terminated in 2014 when they should have been.
The audit goes on:
“We do not believe it is appropriate for the exchanges to allow individuals for whom they know one or more of the eligibility requirements were determined to have not been met to continue to maintain insurance coverage and receive the advance premium tax credit for a full calendar year.”
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has said moving forward, they’ll be more devoted to ensuring taxpayers are protected—nevertheless, here’s just one more example of the colossal mess that is Obamacare. Say it with me, Republicans: repeal. And. Replace.