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November 12, 2013 - 8:30 am

In February of this year, James Edwards of the Center for Immigration Studies published a report titled “Immigration and Obamacare: Proposed Medicaid Rules for Verifying Status.” His report summarized the federal government’s January publication of such rules being proposed by the Health and Human Services Department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These proposed rules were later finalized on July 15 (click here for the 164-page “Final Rule” document).

Edwards’ report documented the security flaws developing as a result of the Obama administration’s political goal of enrolling as many people as possible in some sort of health care coverage.

Following are highlights from Edwards’ report, focusing on the easing of the non-citizen application process and the removal of safeguards:

  • Two, down from three, documents are to be required to establish one’s status. Attestation made about someone’s citizenship status in a single affidavit counts as one of the accepted forms of identity.

This means that a signed document from a second individual which simply states that the applicant is who he says is will be an accepted form of identification.

  • Electronic documentation begins to overtake presentation of authentic identification documents. Similarly, a record of identity or status verification is regarded as more important than having authenticated copies of valid, legitimate documents on record.

States do not need to file copies of the documents. They are only required to keep track of whether or not the documents were accepted. No paper trail.

  • If electronic verification of citizenship or immigration status fails or is delayed, applicants for health benefits must have a “reasonable opportunity period” in which to confirm their status. If otherwise eligible for Medicaid, states must grant Medicaid enrollment to unverified persons during this period. … “Reasonable opportunity” even applies, under this rule, to persons “unable to provide a SSN [Social Security number]“ — a rather glaring loophole for frauds to exploit.

Edwards’ use of the phrase “otherwise eligible” raises the issue of the expansion and easing of the verification process for Medicaid and CHIP under President Obama. For example, eligibility for CHIP was expanded during President Obama’s first term, and the necessary documentation was decreased.

So: how simple is it to fraudulently enroll for Medicaid under the rules governing Obamacare?

Submit electronic copies of a false affidavit and a false work document while claiming to be a member of the “presumed eligible” populations, and you are required to get at least 90 days.

Most troubling, the establishment of Healthcare.gov and the other state-run exchanges allows this fraud to be perpetrated from anywhere on the planet. I asked Edwards:

PJM: “Based on the HHS/CMMS rules, couldn’t, say, al-Zawahiri get himself auto-enrolled with a “reasonable opportunity period” from a laptop in Pakistan?”

Edwards: “I hadn’t thought of that. Yes.”

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You must pay for something you don't want, from a website you can't access, or else you'll be fined (and accused of being racist).
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The Supreme Court Justices that voted for this tax on the American people should be tried for Treason, or at the very least be given this BS healthcare their fellow Americans are now burdened with.

Way to go Roberts.
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They are using the ACA as yet another vehicle to enable voter fraud to steal elections. The ACA resurrected ACORN as the "Navigators" who are to "help" people register to vote...errrrrrr, I mean "get healthcare coverage".

It was designed that way, to register non-citizens, felons, Imaginary-Americans and dead people to vote Democrat using the website portals that SPECIFICALLY allow sign-ups with no proof of citizenship or even existence, under the guise of signing up for "healthcare". The phony people, most likely the Navigators themselves doing the inputs using lists of phony names, can be registered to vote Democrat and they will then be on the voter rolls for the next election the Democrats want to steal. That's why there's no background check requirement for the "Navigators", yet they are receiving billions in tax dollars.
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While we read here and elsewhere these almost daily revelations of the continuing unmitigated disaster, literally, of this Obama faux "administration". why, oh, why aren't the formal Impeachment Proceedings being initiated in our august Congress?

Are we now so permeated with political correctness and outright vote buying by the Democrat party that we are simply beyond rational help being generated from within our own elected Congress?

Remember, WE put these creatures where they are.

Pitchforks being leveled and hot tar being prepared are very, very appropriate right now for Republicans as well as the fraudulent Democrats. Republican critics now are simply calling another pot blacker. Republicans are aiders and abettors up until the very moment they take overt Impeachment action. And, the impeaching of this Obama creature should be only the start of a series of Impeachments.

Nineteenth century political nastiness and overt theft have nothing on us.
1 year ago
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Obamacare Girl Is Not Even A Citizen

Nov. 13, 2013 9:39am Liz Klimas

When the smiling face of the brunette woman on the federal health care exchange website was replaced with computerized icons, people took notice and wondered who she was and where she went. Now, the woman is speaking out, claiming she was a victim of cyberbullying.

And as if detractors needed any more ammunition, she’s not a citizen and isn’t signed up for Obamacare.
1 year ago
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Well we hired al-Nusra, might as well give em some employee benefits
1 year ago
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PERTINENT QUESTIONS SHOULD BE (1) Exactly when will the ObamaCare website be properly functioning (with only a few, minor flaws)? (2) What plausible alternative plans might there be? (3) For the unfortunate individuals whose health insurance plans have been cancelled, what are their viable options?

NEEDLESS TO SAY (1) The current ObamaCare website will continually have major flaws (2) Any alternative options will be inherently flawed and (3) The unfortunate individuals who have had there insurance policies cancelled are sadly and undeniably SCREWED.
1 year ago
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I am one of the "undeniably SCREWED"!! :(
1 year ago
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Let me get this straight.....I'm sick and I need a new heart, I live in a 3rd world country, I can sign up for ObamaCare via the web and use a fake info and come here and get my medical care taken care of on the tax payer dime?
1 year ago
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Such a deal!! [snark]
1 year ago
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The Democrats have told us that asking for identification is racist when it comes to voting. Would it not also be racist to ask for identification to enroll in Medicaid?
1 year ago
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Since he lied to the American People 29 times and perpetrated a fraud on them to get his Disaster Care bill passed, he has already caused 5 million of them to lose their medical insurance. Sooner or later some of these people are going to die because they do not have the proper care.

When this happens, will he be guilty of Wrongful Death. If not why not?
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MEDICAID FOR AL-QAEDA?
what's the big deal wait till we amnesty 20 million illegal aliens
1 year ago
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What HASN'T the ObowelMovement lied about, and WHY do democrats trust their health to a compulsive serial liar?
1 year ago
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Because the people who support him are as evil as he is.
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Well, thank goodness Texas was smart enough to refuse the Medicaid expansion. At least that's something.
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