Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Chair of the House Republican Conference, voted today to pass the bipartisan No Subsidies Without Verification Act. The legislation, co-sponsored by McMorris Rodgers, ensures that the Administration must verify eligibility before individuals receive insurance subsidies for ObamaCare exchanges.
"Today the House voted to bring greater accountability to the federal government and put an end to the fraudulent payments under the President's health care law. Our bipartisan legislation, authored by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), addresses one of the most unworkable parts of the law: an existing verification system that is tremendously vulnerable to fraud. With enrollment in ObamaCare exchanges set to begin in less than a month -- and with subsidies being provided to anyone who claims they're eligible -- this must be solved. And the legislation the House passed today does just that," said Rep McMorris Rodgers.
In 2012 alone, the Department of Health and Human Services gave out $64 billion in improper payments. The Wall Street Journal reported that passing the No Subsidies Without Verification Act could save taxpayers more than $250 billion in improper payments.
"This legislation protects everyone in Eastern Washington from a system that is both irresponsible and fraudulent. It saves billions of taxpayer dollars in improper payments and holds the Administration accountable to the American people. We urge the Senate to pass the No Subsidies Without Verification Act, and implore the President to sign it into law immediately."