Obamacare Fraud almost seems redundant when you consider the President’s “If you like your plan you can keep your plan” mantra. But there are other levels of fraud. Consider the exchanges. Suddenly ending the private markets as they had developed and driving all transactions through a single portal opens up all sorts of possibilities.
CBS Baltimore reports,
A Maryland Congressman says subpoenas are being issued in a federal investigation into Maryland’s health exchange. He believes there was fraud in the system that cost taxpayers millions but didn’t work right at the start.
Congressman Andy Harris says there appears to be evidence of fraud. He is Maryland’s only Republican in Congress and has fought Obamacare. But this investigation—if it’s happening—is being conducted by what is supposed to be a non-political government agency.
Maryland’s health exchange—the connection to Obamacare here—never worked as easily as the ads promised at launch. It crashed and was filled with technical problems.
The exchange is now being revamped but Harris says there’s a growing federal investigation into the millions of taxpayer dollars already spent on the website.
He says the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General is issuing subpoenas for fraud.
“There were invoices literally for hundreds of dollars an hour in charges with no reason for the invoices, no specific work done and these were approved by the executive director,” Harris said.
A representative of the Inspector’s Office tells WJZ he can’t confirm any investigation. The office is non-political, independent, and looks into waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars.
“Every year, we investigate, prosecute and conduct hundreds of companies who misuse our seal taxpayer dollars. As a result of our work, we recover billions,” an official said.
In published reports, a spokesman for the Maryland Health Exchange denied Harris’ claim that subpoenas had been issued.
We will have to see how this plays out. It does seem that Big Government attracts scammers like excrement attracts flies.