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No Subsidies Without Verification Act H.R. 2775

AMAC is proud to announce its support for a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.  Introduced by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), H.R. 2775, the “No Subsidies Without Verification Act” addresses a crucial change necessary to protect hard-working American taxpayers against the waste and fraud found in ObamaCare.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a 600-page document of new ObamaCare regulations, including a disturbing regulatory rule change that indicates that the government will no longer verify whether or not applicants for ObamaCare’s insurance exchange subsidies are actually qualified to receive that aid.  Instead, the government has said it will allow individuals to “self attest” that he or she meets the income requirements in order to qualify for premium tax credits, with no further verification.  To prevent the fraudulent distribution of these payments, H.R. 2775 rightly forces the government to comply with and enforce its own law, by mandating that a real-time verification system is instituted to confirm eligibility for the subsidies before any are awarded.  As we continue to demand accountability from our elected leaders, AMAC remains confident that H.R. 2775 will achieve justice for all American taxpayers.

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September 13th, 2013

The Honorable Diane Black
6th District, Tennessee
U.S. House of Representatives
1531 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Black,

On behalf of the 750,000 members of AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, I offer our unwavering support to your bill, H.R. 2775, the “No Subsidies Without Verification Act.” This important piece of legislation addresses a crucial change necessary to protect hard-working taxpayers – particularly mature Americans and seniors – against the waste and fraud found in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known more commonly as “ObamaCare.”

In July, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a sizeable 600-page document containing new ObamaCare regulations. Buried in this maze was a regulatory rule change, indicating that the government will no longer verify whether or not applicants for ObamaCare’s insurance exchange subsidies are actually qualified to receive that aid. Despite the mandate to establish a program to determine eligibility for these subsidies in Section 1411 of PPACA, the government has said that it will allow individuals to “self attest” that he or she meets the income requirements in order to qualify for premium tax credits, with no further verification.

To prevent the fraudulent distribution of these payments, H.R. 2775 rightly forces the government to comply with and enforce its own law. H.R. 2775 prohibits any Federal subsidies for ObamaCare’s health exchanges from being awarded until a real-time verification system can be instituted to confirm eligibility for those subsidies as outline by the law. Not only does this legislation hold the government accountable to the law, it ensures that aid reaches the most vulnerable Americans, for whom it is intended.

Like a majority of American citizens, AMAC remains very concerned about the future of health care in our country. The White House’s disturbing pattern of choosing which parts of the law it will enforce is a blatant misuse of power and authority – and in this case, it exploits the American taxpayers. AMAC will continue to demand accountability from our government and justice for our taxpayers. Thanks to your leadership and diligent concern for this issue, AMAC is proud to support H.R. 2775, the “No Subsidies Without Verification Act.”

Sincerely,
Dan Weber
President and Founder of AMAC

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