Our Tax Dollars Are Paying For This: ObamaCare Also Covers Foreign Diplomats

Our Tax Dollars Are Paying For This: ObamaCare Also Covers Foreign Diplomats

We’re already being bankrupted, with the horrible policies of the Obama administration putting more and more people on welfare and increasing health care premiums. Of course, part of the reason could be because taxpayers are apparently forced to pay to cover health care subsidies for foreign diplomats now, too.

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Two House committees are demanding answers after learning that the Affordable Care Act makes foreign diplomats eligible for health care subsidies.

Obamacare has a loophole that allows foreign diplomats to receive healthcare subsidies, the House Ways and Means and Foreign Affairs Committees revealed Wednesday as they announced a joint investigation.

“According to the Department of Health and Human Services, foreign diplomats holding ‘A’ or ‘G’ visas are eligible to participate in an array of medical programs administered by the federal government, including participation in Health Insurance Marketplaces governed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA),” wrote chairmen Ed Royce and Dave Camp in a letter to to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

“The Secretary of Health and Human Services has informed the Committee on Foreign Affairs that, if they meet basic ACA requirements, ‘a foreign diplomat could satisfy the statutory criteria to be eligible for a premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions.”

Several key pieces of information remain to be discovered: how many diplomats have received these subsidies, if any; and how much this has cost the American government. To this end, the chairmen of the two committees are asking (PDF) the IRS for answers.

Why exactly should foreign citizens, diplomats or not, be able to get taxpayer-funded health care? Gosh, it’s almost as if the Obama administration is actively doing everything they can to drive the country into as much debt as possible.

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