Tag Archives: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

$21.8 million in ObamaCare tax credits awarded to individuals who were not eligible to receive them

The Affordable Care Act exchanges awarded $21.8 million in advance premium tax credits to individuals who were not eligible to receive them, according to an audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Continue reading →
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Tardy tax filers risk loss of health care subsidies

October is the next signup for Obamacare, but the next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers who risk losing financial aid when they renew coverage for 2016. There’s an estimated 1.8 million households that got subsidies for their premiums last year but failed to file a 2014 tax return as required by the law, or left out key IRS paperwork.

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No-bid contract for Obamacare site goes to firm that developed Obama campaign voter tracking

The Obama Administration gave the latest no-bid Obamacare website contract to a company that developed the complex voter-tracking computer strategies that led Obama to victory in 2012. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a division of Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services, recently fired Obamacare website contractor CGI Federal after the botched website rollout that began in October — though CGI Federal still holds five major tech contracts with CMS that are valid for at least another year.

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CMS: Block Illegal Immigrants’ Medicaid Collections

Sen. Tom Coburn says he’s in favor of federal health officials’ plans to stop illegal immigrants from collecting Medicare-related benefits. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants to block illegal immigrants from collecting benefits through Medicare’s prescription drug program or enrolling in the service’s Advantage plans.

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Data center glitch is latest problem in ‘Obamacare’ rollout

On Sunday a data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law went down, halting online enrollment for all 50 states in the latest problem to hit the program’s troubled rollout.

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