The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently conducted an "undercover enrollment testing" of Obamacare, aka the (Un)Affordable Care Act, by submitting applications for fictitious, i.e., fake people.
The GAO discovered that EVERY ONE of its fictitious enrollees not only was accepted to Obamacare but received government, i.e., taxpayer, subsidies totaling $60,000 a year.
The reason is because, as shown by the GAO's undercover test of the Obamacare system, anyone can sign up for Obamacare -- and have it paid for by taxpayers -- without having to prove their identity or citizenship or demonstrate that they qualify for government subsidies based on income.
From the GAO's September 2016 report to Congress, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Results of Undercover Enrollment Testing for the Federal Marketplace and a Selected State Market for the 2016 Coverage Year:
In the case of 8 of the fictitious applicants, the GAO submitted fake citizenship and/or social security documentation, but every one of these applications was also approved and received subsidies.
According to the GAO, in 2015, about 1.4 million people received $4 billion in Obamacare subsidies even though they had failed to submit required tax information.
ZeroHedge reports that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services responded to the GAO's report, insisting they have a "robust verification process" aimed at "protecting taxpayer dollars":
Blah, blah, blah, blah . . . .
So my question to the useless GOP who are a majority in both houses of Congress is: