From the AP:
Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The weak link in the system seemed to be call centers that handled applications for thousands of consumers unable to get through online.
The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office was to tell a House committee on Wednesday that its investigators were able to get subsidized health care under fake names in 11 out of 18 attempts.
The GAO report will provide another line of attack for Republican lawmakers who have relentlessly tried to kill the 2010 Affordable Care Act. It raises questions about new sorts of flaws in the enrollment system for HealthCare.gov, which experienced major technical problems when it went live last fall. Ultimately, 8 million people managed to sign up for subsidized health care in federal and state exchanges that handled “Obamacare” enrollment.
Nobody should have to show ID in order to get Obamacare…it should be freely available to anybody who wants it.
Nor should there be any limitations to what it covers. After all, what is covered should be strictly between the doctor and the patient…we don’t want employers involved, nor do we want insurance companies saying what should be covered…and, well, the government shouldn’t be involved (in the event that some evil Republican ever manages to get elected again).
Nor should there be any premiums. After all, premiums are not fair to the poor.
Nor should there be any deductibles. Deductibles hit those who can least afford it.
Nor should there be co-pays. That might prevent people from getting care because they can’t afford the co-pay.
Nor should anybody’s taxes be raised to finance it…after all, money should not ever, ever, ever be a factor in the delivery of health care.
And the people who work in the industry should do so for free. I mean, who should be allowed to get rich because of health care?
After all, it shouldn’t be about money, should it?