Well, we tried to tell you, that you might have to pay it back, but no one would listen. The day of reckoning has arrived. If you’re among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama’s law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.
Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of tea party groups. A spokesman for Republicans who run the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Frederick Hill said the investigators said at a staff briefing Friday that they have recovered up to 30,000 emails to and from Lois Lerner.
Lois Lerner, whose emails mysteriously disappeared amid a congressional investigation into the Tea Party targeting scandal cautioned her own staff about “what we say in emails” during an internal discussion last year, according to emails obtained by Fox News.
The federal government is continuing to dole out billions of dollars to people who shouldn’t get them. A government watchdog agency said an estimated $106 billion in payments were made in error last year: meaning they were the wrong amount, went to the wrong person or lacked sufficient documentation.
The Obama Administration wants us to believe that emails connected to Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the Tea Party-targeting scandal, are lost forever because her computer hard drive crashed, but skeptics are pointing out the agency had a contract with a file-storage company.
We’re now finding out that Obama administration’s Treasury Department and former IRS official Lois Lerner conspired to draft new 501(c)(4) regulations to restrict the activity of conservative groups in a way that would not be disclosed publicly, according to the House Committee on Ways and Means. The Treasury Department and Lerner started devising the new rules “off-plan,” meaning that their plans would not be published on the public schedule. They planned the new rules in 2012, while the IRS targeting of conservative groups was in full swing, and not after the scandal broke in order to clarify regulations as the administration has suggested.
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.